|Title:||Assistant / Pitching Coach|
Jamie Quinn enters his first season as the Pitching Coach on the United States Merchant Marine Academy staff. Quinn will also coach the catchers and oversee the conditioning element of the program. Quinn brings four years of professional experience as well as four years of collegiate coaching experience to the Mariners and has produced four all-conference catchers in that time.
In 2012, Quinn was on staff for breaking a single-season wins record for a consecutive season for breaking the all-time wins record at a Division I institution. This time on the Hofstra University baseball staff, where he helped guide the team to their first CAA Tournament Appearance since 2005. The Hofstra catchers were directly impacted by Quinn's arrival to Hempstead. Senior DH/Catcher Kevin Flynn received First Team All-CAA Honors at DH while Sophomore Catcher Matt Reistetter received Second Team All-CAA Honors at catcher. Flynn since became Quinn's fifth former player in four years to play professionally, signing with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association, along with Danny Poma, who was the 10th Round MLB Draft Pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Quinn directed the Pride Bullpen to an improved 13 saves and assisted with the entire pitching staff as well, guiding them to break Hofstra's single season records for ERA with 5.37 and strikeouts with 349.
Prior to joining the Pride staff, Quinn enjoyed his first successful stint at the Division I level with the Long Island University-Brooklyn Blackbirds in 2011. LIU posted a program record 28 wins, two of which were over ranked opponents, in St. John’s and Kansas State, while qualifying for the Northeast Conference Tournament for the first time in 11 years. Under his tutelage, LIU catcher Tyler Jones earned ABCA All-Region, and NEC first team honors after batting .425 and recording just three passed balls in 51 games, along with being named a semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award (given to the Nation’s best catcher). Jones since signed with the Seattle Mariners organization. Quinn also directed the LIU bullpen to an NEC-leading 13 Saves with closer Evan Zerff ranking 20th in the nation in the category.
Before LIU, Quinn was the catching and third base coach at his
alma mater, Queens College, for two seasons. In addition to
coaching at Queens, Quinn's duties consisted of spearheading field
and equipment upgrades along with field maintenance, as well as
organizing and directing the fundraising efforts for the program.
Quinn has served as the Bullpen Coach for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the past two seasons after spending 2009 and 2010 as a catcher on the team. The Ducks won the 2012 Atlantic League Championship, Quinn’s first title professionally. Under his guidance, in 2011 the Ducks Bullpen led the Atlantic League with 44 saves while winning both the first and second half Atlantic League Championships. In 2009, he was able to learn under the tutelage of New York Mets World Champion, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, the late Gary Carter, who managed the team that season. Prior to his four seasons with the Ducks, Quinn played professionally for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League.
Quinn played two seasons at Queens College, where he was an All-East Coast Conference selection at first base in his senior year of 2008, helping lead the Knights to their best record in five years. Prior to his two seasons at Queens, Quinn was a standout catcher for SUNY Old Westbury. As a freshman in 2005 he was second on the team in hitting, third in stolen bases, and had a fielding percentage of .996 while committing only one error. That season he earned Rookie of the Year honors and was ranked as the 10th toughest to strikeout in the country.
Quinn, who holds a degree in Physical Education from Queens, has recently signed on with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a Minor League Video Coordinator and will be on the staff of their Single-A affiliate, the Hillsboro Hops.