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Kyle Jamieson, who previously served as head coach at Furman University, of Clemson Softball on Dec. 4, 2017. Jamieson primarily works with the Tigers’ pitchers, but also contributes with offense, defense and recruiting. In the third year of the program, Jamieson continued to help guide Clemson to new heights as the program made its first Super Regional appearance after earning the first national seed and hosting a Regional. Under the guidance from Jamieson, Clemson’s pitching staff posted 20 shutouts during the year (13 solo, seven combined) and struck out 345 batters while limiting opponents to a .219 batting average. Early in the season, the Tigers upset then-No. 6 Washington, 2-0, at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational for the program’s first top-10 win. Clemson followed that by playing their 100th game in program history against Illinois on March 13. The Tigers won with a 4-0 victory to tie Clemson women’s tennis for the most wins through a program’s first 100 games with a 78-22 record. The Tigers continued to reach new levels by winning their 100th game in only 130 games on May 1 with a 3-2 win against Georgia Tech on Senior Day to become the second-fastest program at Clemson to reach 100 wins trailing only women’s tennis (128). The Tigers were ACC Tournament Runner-Ups after defeating then-No. 19 Notre Dame, 7-3, and then-No. 2 Virginia Tech, 4-1, in the first two rounds before falling in the championship game to then-No. 3 Florida State. The upset win over Virginia Tech marks Clemson softball’s highest victory over a ranked opponent in program history. The hot streak continued for Clemson entering postseason as the Tigers earned the No. 10 national seed for the NCAA softball tournament. The No. 10 Tigers welcomed No. 17 Auburn, Louisiana and UNCW for the Clemson Regional and made a clean sweep in three games by shutting out all three programs and run-ruling UNCW and Louisiana to advance to the Stillwater Super Regional. The pitching staff finished seventh in the NCAA for lowest ERA (1.78), sixth in shutouts (20) and 19th in Strikeouts-to-Walk Ratio (3.75). Sophomore Millie Thompson reached new heights in the circle with Jamieson’s help and finished the season 17th in the NCAA in Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (6.11), 18th in ERA (1.58) and 19th in Walks Allowed Per Seven Innings (1.06). The pitching staff posted three no-hitters that began with Regan Spencer and Thompson tossing a combined no-no against Kent State. Thompson threw two more no-hitters during the season including against Furman and in the opening game of the Clemson Regional against UNCW. Under Jamieson’s guidance, Clemson’s pitchers shutout all three opponents in the Clemson Regional to push the Tigers to their first Super Regional appearance. Redshirt sophomore Valerie Cagle continued to dominate to become an NFCA First Team All-American who posted a 1.92 ERA in the circle with 176 strikeouts, seven solo shutouts and three saves. During the second season and first complete year, Jamieson helped propel Clemson to even higher heights as the team became ACC Regular Season Champions after posting a 29-5 ACC record and winning seven ACC series, including six series sweeps. The Tigers were ACC Tournament Runner-Ups after Jamieson’s pitching staff shut out both Georgia Tech and then-No. 20 Virginia Tech in the first two rounds before dropping the championship game to then-No. 21 Duke. Clemson continued to have a historic start making its first postseason appearance at the Tuscaloosa Regional and defeating Troy, 8-0, in a run-rule victory to open postseason. The Tigers finished the season with a 44-8 record and the sixth-best WL Percentage in the NCAA (.846). With the guidance from Jamieson, Clemson’s pitchers combined for 16 shutouts in 2021 (12 solo, two combined) and struck out 369 batters while limiting opponents to a .198 batting average and allowing less than 100 earned runs (96). The pitching staff finished fifth in the NCAA for lowest ERA (1.50) and 11th in Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (3.80). Jamieson was an integral part of redshirt freshman Valerie Cagle being named ACC Freshman and Player of the Year (the first softball player in league history to garner both honors). Cagle finished the season with multiple honors including NFCA Second Team All-American and JWOS First Team All-American. In April of 2021, Cagle threw the two no-hitters in the same week to garner national recognition as NFCA’s Pitcher of the Week, No. 2 pitching the nation for the month of April according to Softball America and be named ACC Pitcher of the Week. Jamieson also coaches freshmen Millie Thompson and Regan Spencer to a combined 15-1 record in 33 appearances. In its inaugural season, Jamieson helped transcend Clemson into a nationally-respected program. Jamieson helped Clemson, which was predicted to finish in 10th in the conference, according to the 2020 ACC preseason poll, to a 19-8 overall record, including 5-1 in ACC play. The Tigers, who won both of their ACC series against Virginia and Pitt, won 11 of their final 12 games before the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). After winning its first two ACC series, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the first-year program received votes (10) in the fifth edition (March 3) of the 2020 USA Today/NFCA D1 Top 25 Coaches Poll. The announcement came after Clemson defeated then-No. 14 Georgia, 4-1, on Feb. 26 at Clemson Softball Stadium before sweeping the Cavaliers to win its first-ever ACC series. Under the direction of Jamieson, freshman right-hander Valerie Cagle was one of two freshmen in the ACC in 2020 to garner nine wins, which tied for fourth in the ACC among all players. Cagle was also third in the league in innings pitched (89.2), strikeouts (87), appearances (19) and games started (13), and tied for third in complete games (eight) before the Tigers’ inaugural season was cut short. Logan Caymol, also a freshman righty under the wing of Jamieson, was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 18, 2020) after throwing a complete game no-hitter against Western Carolina in what was the Tigers’ first win inside Clemson Softball Stadium. The 2017 Southern Conference Coach of the Year, Jamieson led Furman to three-consecutive 30-win campaigns the past three seasons and a share of the 2017 Southern Conference Championship, a first for the Paladins in 22 years. His 2017 squad featured both the SoCon Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year. In the summer of 2017, Jamieson joined the USA Softball staff and helped the Americans claim goal at the WBSC Softball World Championship in Surrey, British Columbia. He was a part of the U.S. National Team staff for the World Cup of Softball and also participated in several training camps with the program during 2016. Jamieson took the reins of the Paladin softball program after serving as assistant coach at Fordham University during the 2011 season where he helped guide the Rams to a 32-26 overall record, 14-6 league mark, second place finish in the Atlantic 10 Conference and an 8-5 victory over eventual national champion Alabama in the regular season finale. Under Jamieson’s guidance, the Rams paced the Atlantic 10 with 54 home runs and ranked second in the league in runs scored (236), doubles (63) and walks (169). Jamieson’s pitching staff at Fordham posted a 2.35 ERA, ranked second in the Atlantic 10 with 466 strikeouts and issued a league-low 84 walks last season.The Rams placed five players on the All-Atlantic 10 First Team, including pitcher Jen Mineau, who fashioned a league-best 1.62 ERA under Jamieson’s tutelage and earned third team Capital One Academic All-America honors. Prior to joining the coaching staff at Fordham in the fall of 2011, Jamieson spent two seasons helping to rebuild the University of Arkansas softball program. In his first season in Fayetteville, he helped the Razorbacks lower the team ERA from 4.75 the previous season to 3.67 in 2010. Jamieson grew up playing men’s fast pitch softball and helped pitch the Canadian National Team to the 1993 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. He was named the Male Gold Card Athlete of the Year by Softball Ontario in 1993, and was named one of Ontario’s Elite Athletes by that organization. The next year, he was inducted into the Goulbourn Township Sports Wall of Fame. Jamieson was also a member of the 2003 Kemptville Thunder Fastpitch squad that claimed the silver medal at the ISC World Championships. Jamieson earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Brock University in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in education from Nipissing University in 1998.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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