Seacoast United Baseball Club is proud to announce Jamie Keefe is joining its staff as a private instructor. Keefe will also be involved with baseball tournaments run by the Pirates, as well as the operation of specialized camps and clinics.
A native of Rochester, NH, Jamie Keefe played 9 years of professional baseball after being drafted out of high school in the 3rd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Primarily an infielder, Keefe made it to AAA in 1997 before finishing his career in independent baseball with the Chillicothe Paints, Chillicothe OH of the Frontier League in 2000.
After retiring as a player, Keefe was hired as the Chillicothe Paints' field manager in 2001. For over a decade, he led the team in the Frontier and Can Am Leagues. Keefe has compiled well over 400 wins in his career on the field.
In 2010, Keefe moved from the midwest closer to home in New England. In his first of 3 seasons in Pittsfield, Keefe helped lead the Pittsfield Colonials (Can Am League) into the playoffs. The summer of 2011 proved to be successful once again as Keefe's squad produced a winning season and earned a playoff berth, resulting in Keefe receiving the Can Am League's Manager of the Year.
Keefe's career took a turn toward collegiate baseball in 2012 when he was hired as GM/Field Manager of the Pittsfield Suns for its inaugural season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Following the Futures League season, Keefe was hired by UMass Lowell as an assistant under head coach Ken Harring for 2012/13.
In December of 2012, Keefe was hired by the Rockland Boulders (Can Am League) as the FIeld Manager for the 2013 season. Though the Boulders finished two games under .500 with a record of 49-51, the organization saw many improvements. Keefe was able to showase the talent of Chris Edmondson to MLB scouts, and sold his rights to the Atlanta Braves in July. The Rockland Boulders announced in October 2013 tht Keefe will return as the Field Manager for the 2014 season.
Jamie has two sons, Brigham and Brooks, and resides in Rochester, NH.