Jamie Serber became an assistant coach for the North Carolina A&T baseball program under head coach Ben Hall in 2016. In 2017, he was promoted to recruiting coordinator. As the Aggies pitching coach, Serber is responsible for developing the A&T pitchers in terms of their respective command, movement and mechanics.
The Aggies pitching staff has made steady improvement under Serber's instruction. The Aggies had a 9.16 team earned run average in 2016. By the end of the 2018 season, the Aggies team ERA was 4.18, the lowest since the 1976 season. The 2018 season marked the first time in six seasons the Aggies had a lower team ERA than their opponents.
Michael Johnson earned 2018 first-team All-MEAC honors making him the first Aggies weekend starter since Esterlin Paulino in 2010 to earn first-team all-conference honors. Also in 2018, Josh Bottenfield made a school-record 38 appearances to lead the nation while posting a 6-3 record with a 1.88 ERA. Fellow reliever Josh Stikeleather earned 2018 third-team All-MEAC honors with a 1.96 ERA and five saves. Weekend starter Tim Luth also had an impressive 2018, posting a 6-3 mark with a 3.98 ERA.
N.C. A&T’s improved pitching staff helped the Aggies break the school record in total wins (32) and conference wins (16) in 2018. The Aggies would go on to win the MEAC regular-season Southern Division title, the MEAC tournament championship and they advanced to the NCAA baseball tournament in the Chapel Hill Regional.
The Aggies have built a well-rounded pitching staff under Serber with reliever Cutter Dyals becoming the first Aggie pitcher to be drafted in 15 years when he went 500th overall in the 17th round to the Atlanta Braves organization in 2017.
Before taking the pitching coach position at N.C. A&T, Serber spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Presbyterian College. Thanks to solid pitching, Presbyterian won 27 games in 2015, a school record for the Blue Hose as a Division I institution. In addition, the Blue Hose received solid pitching performances in wins over nationally-ranked Clemson, South Carolina, Central Florida and Indiana.
The prior season, pitcher Chandler Knox posted a career-best 3.25 ERA over 91 innings pitched and recorded a Division I school-record seven wins. Other Division I school records broken during Serber’s stint at Presbyterian included 380-team strikeouts and in back-to-back years the single-season appearance record was broken with 30 by Ethan Wortkoetter in 2014 and 35 by Russell Thompson in 2015.
Prior to his first full-time coaching job at Presbyterian,
Serber’s other coaching experience includes working with the Wilson Tobs, an amateur NCAA-sanctioned collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League, in 2013. There he coached Jon Fitzsimmons who signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Royals before the end of the summer. Tobs pitchers J.T. Brubaker (Akron University) and Matt Borens (Eastern Illinois) would eventually be drafted by major league teams.