COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri baseball head coach Kerrick Jackson made the first three additions to his coaching staff official Thursday, announcing the hirings of Jabari Brown, former Mizzou head coach Tim Jamieson and former Tiger outfielder Bryson LeBlanc as assistant coaches for the 2024 season.
Jackson didn’t have to look far for his first hire, selecting Jamieson, who brings 28 years of coaching experience on the Missouri campus into his new role as the Tigers pitching coach. In 22 seasons as Mizzou’s head baseball coach, Jamieson led the Tigers to 698 wins, trailing only Gene McArtor (733) on the Tigers’ all-time coaching victories chart. He coached eight All-Americans at Mizzou and saw 75 of his players drafted, including 19 Major Leaguers.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Coach J join us,” Jackson said. “His experience, his knowledge base and his track record of developing not only pitchers, but players, in general, and coaches as well…you couldn’t ask for a better fit. I’m glad he’s going to be on this journey with us to get this program back to the top.”
Jamieson returns to Columbia after serving as pitching coach under Jackson in his lone season at Memphis, where the duo helped lead the Tigers to their first winning season since 2017. Prior to his stop at UM, Jamieson spent three seasons (2020-22) as pitching coach at Southern Illinois, helping the Salukis compile a 96-42 record that included a pair of 40-win seasons. During that span, Jamieson’s pitching staff led the Missouri Valley Conference in earned run average in 2022, after posting the second-best team ERA in the circuit in 2021.
Jamieson garnered 1996 Big 8 Coach of the Year and 2007 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year honors, as his Missouri teams won 35 games or more nine times during his head coaching career. He led Mizzou to seven consecutive NCAA postseason appearances from 2003 to 2009, including the program’s first Super Regional berth in 2006. He was also selected to lead USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team as head coach in 2011.
Jamieson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from New Orleans. A graduate of Columbia Rock Bridge High School, he is married to a Mizzou graduate, the former Cindy Thornton. They are the parents of two sons, Mickey and Ty.
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