Jamie Quinn Named Head Baseball Coach

MADISON, N.J. (August 16, 2018) – The Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Department of Athletics has named Jamie Quinn as the next Head Baseball Coach. "It's an honor and privilege to be named the Head Baseball Coach at FDU-Florham!" exclaimed Quinn. "Thank you to the Director of Athletics, Jenn Noon, President Christopher Capuano, and the rest of the search committee for this tremendous opportunity. I am eager to build the Devils baseball program into a MAC championship contender, while developing high character student-athletes who will be positive influences on society. I look forward to serving the FDU-Florham community!" "Jamie is a rising star in the coaching profession and knows what it takes to be successful especially when it comes to recruiting," said Director of Athletics Jenn Noon stated. "Jamie's coaching experience at all levels particularly within the Cape Cod Summer League has allowed him to learn from the best. Jamie has had great mentors along the way which will aid in his success. We are extremely excited to welcome Jamie to the Devils Athletic Family." He joins the Devils after serving as the Recruiting Coordinator and the 17-under Development Coach at ZONED Baseball Academy since September 2015. Quinn was tasked with leading the recruiting process and college placement for five high school aged teams, while also coordinating the Team Camp Days and Recruiting Showcases. Additionally, Quinn has been with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League for each of the last three summers. With the Firebirds, he is an Assistant Coach working primarily with the pitchers and catchers. In 2017, Quinn's pitching staff led the entire Cape League in ERA, WHIP, Batting Average Against, Shutouts, and Strikeouts. That season he mentored three pitchers that were Major League Baseball First Round Draft Picks (Logan Gilbert to the Seattle Mariners at pick 14, Ryan Rolison to the Colorado Rockies at pick 22, and Daniel Lynch to the Kansas City Royals at Pick 34). Quinn also served as the Head Coach of the Shelter Island Bucks of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League in 2015. The Bucks led the HCBL in hits, runs and runs batted in, while Quinn had players claim Player and Pitcher of the Year accolades. His team set the HCBL record when they notched 31 victories en route to Shelter Island's first HCBL Championship. Quinn was the top assistant coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 2013 until 2015, leading the Mariners to a share of the Landmark Conference Regular Season Championship in 2013. Part of the Coaching Staff of the Year in the Landmark, Quinn helped develop the 2013 Landmark Player of the Year. During the offseason, Quinn was the Minor League Video Coordinator and Catching Instructor for the Hillsboro Hops, a Short Season Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013 and 2014. In this role, he instructed the catchers while helping break down hitting and pitching video, working alongside former Major Leaguers Mark Grace, Doug Drabek, and J.R. House. The Hops claimed the First and Second Half titles in 2014, en route to the 2014 Northwest League Championship. Jamie was the Second Assistant, Catching & Bullpen Coach at Hofstra University in 2012. During that time, Hofstra set the single season wins record (34) & had a Colonial Athletic Association tournament appearance in 2012. Two players signed free agent contracts with the Washington Nationals, while two players were drafted within the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft. Danny Poma was taken in the 10th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Bryan Verbitsky was a third round choice of the San Diego Padres. He was the Volunteer Assistant, Catching & Bullpen Coach at LIU Brooklyn in 2011. During that time, LIU had the single season wins record (28) & had a Northeast Conference tournament appearance, while the staff earned Coaching Staff of the Year in the NEC. The bullpen staff led N