Jamie Mabe begins his fourth season as an assistant coach for Wake Forest. Mabe works with the infielders and catchers in addition to his duties as the team's first base coach. In addition, this is his third year as the recruiting coordinator for the Demon Deacons.
In his three seasons at Wake Forest, the team has experienced a high level of success, posting a 120-55-1 record including the 2001 ACC Championship and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
In his first season with the Deacons, Mabe worked directly with three players who earned All-ACC honors including third baseman Corey Slavik, catcher Jason Aquilante and first baseman Jamie D'Antona who was also named Collegiate Baseball's National Freshman of the Year. Slavik was drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago Cubs while shortstop Jamie Athas was a 7th round selection of the San Francisco Giants.
In 2002, Mabe helped second baseman Nick Blue earn a place on the All-ACC team and shortstop Ben Ingold was selected as a Freshman All-American.
In 2003, Mabe coached third baseman Jamie D'Antona to ACC Player of the Year and consensus All-America honors. D'Antona was selected in the second round of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mabe's off-the-field duties include coordinating Wake Forest recruiting efforts, assisting with scheduling, travel arrangements, opponent scouting reports and camps.
"We're very fortunate to have Jamie Mabe, one of the top, young, up-and-coming assistant coaches in the country," head coach George Greer said. "He has settled into the role of recruiting coordinator with outstanding success having signed top 25 recruiting classes each year."
Mabe joined the Demon Deacons prior to the 2001 season after serving as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Young Harris College (Ga.).
At Young Harris, Mabe helped guide the Mountain Lions to a Region XVII Championship and a record of 80-39 in two years. While Mabe was on the coaching staff, the school experienced its best seasons in school history, setting records for wins both years.
During his stint at Young Harris, the team signed 11 players who were eventually drafted by major league teams, nine USA Today Honorable Mention All-Americans and 11 All-Conference selections including Region XVII Player of the Year Ryan Fry.
Mabe played collegiately at Mount Olive College as an outfielder, where he helped the Trojans to the 1992 NAIA College World Series.
Mabe earned a teaching certificate from UNC Greensboro before beginning his coaching career at Augusta State where he was the first base coach, coached the infielders and catchers in addition to assisting with recruiting. While with the Jaguars, Mabe earned a master's degree in education.
In the summer of 2001, Mabe served as manager for the Petersburg (Va.) Generals of the Coastal Plain League, coaching five players to the All-Star team including the League's Most Valuable Hitter, Anthony Bocchino.
On September 1, 2001, he married the former Tabetha Stephens. She is the softball coach at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. They are expecting their first child in May.
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