Softball Head Coach
Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Jamie Burke returns for her eighth season as the head coach of the Keuka softball program and has continued to vault the program to elite status through her first seven years.
Burke has compiled an overall record of 160-60-1 through her first seven seasons and has guided the team to six straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) titles and NCAA Tournament appearances as the Green and Gold have emerged as one of the top teams in the state.
During the 2012 season, the Storm roared to a 23-13 overall record, including 18-2 in NEAC play to earn the NEAC North regular season championship and the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason tournament, which Keuka hosted. The Storm went on to defeat SUNYIT and earned the No. 8 seed in the Amherst regional of the NCAA’s. Keuka went 1-2 at NCAA’s, including a thrilling, 5-4, nine-inning win over St. Joseph’s (ME) in an elimination game where sophomore Danielle Gravel drove home the winning run on an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth. Gravel set a school record for wins in a season, going 18-6 with a 3.28 earned-run average to claim the NEAC North Pitcher of the Year, the sixth straight season a member of the Storm won Pitcher of the Year.
Gravel was one of five to net first-team All-NEAC honors, along with senior Elly Disbrow, who split the NEAC North Player of the Year award with SUNYIT’s Lyndsey Brognano; sophomore Jessica Bandrowski, who claimed the NEAC’s inaugural Rookie of the Year; sophomore Brooke Lovell; and sophomore Jill Hart, who was named NEAC Postseason Tournament MVP after batting .500 (5-for-10) with four RBI and three runs scored in Keuka’s three NEAC postseason games.
Burke, who won her 150th career game during a 6-3 win over RIT on April 19, was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season while junior Brittany Smyder earned second-team All-NEAC honors for Keuka. Keuka turned 24 double plays in 36 games and led the nation in double plays turned per game (0.67).
In 2011, the Storm once again qualified for the annual NCAA tournament, posting an impressive 23-5-1 overall mark while going a perfect 14-0 against NEAC foes. Keuka won its first two NCAA regional games and advanced into the regional finals before finishing with a 3-2 record in the regional round, including a pair of wins over regionally-ranked Ithaca College. Burke once again earned NEAC Co-Coach of the Year honors, and had seven women earn All-NEAC honors, including six on the first-team.
In 2010, Keuka went 20-0 in the NEAC and 23-10 overall while Burke was named Co-Coach of the Year.
In 2009, Burke led Keuka to a 24-8 record (15-1 NEAC) and in 2008, led the Storm to a 23-9 record while being named the NEAC Coach of the Year.
In 2007, she led the Storm to a school record 25 wins (25-6) and the team’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Keuka posted a 15-3 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) mark while winning the NEAC Tournament.
In 2006, Burke guided Keuka to a then school-record 19 wins (19-9) in her first campaign.
Burke also guides the Storm women’s soccer program and has led Keuka to a 61-40-6 record the past six years. The 2011 Storm earned the No. 4 seed in the NEAC tournament after an 8-6-1 regular season (8-3-1 NEAC) before falling to Penn State-Berks in the NEAC quarterfinals. Five members of the Storm earned All-NEAC honors as Keuka posted a winning record for the 13th consecutive season.
The 2010 squad won the NEAC championship after posting an 11-6-2 overall record while going 8-2-1 in conference play. In 2009, The Storm went 10-9 while playing in its third ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2008, Burke led the Storm to a 10-6-3 mark while winning the NEAC tournament championship. The women’s soccer program also received just its second-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament while Burke was named the NEAC Coach of the Year for the third year in a row. In 2007, Burke led the Storm to a 10-0 NEAC conference mark and a NEAC regular season championship while earning an ECAC Upstate Tournament birth.
In November of 2008, Buke and her father, Jim, were inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame. She is the second leading scorer in the history of Section V girl’s basketball with 2,458 points and the first girl in Section V to eclipse 2,000 career points.
Before that, Burke coached the Prattsburgh’s high school softball team to a pair of Section 5 Class D championships and five straight Steuben County League Division II titles.
The 2003 Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girl’s Sports (NYSSCOGS) Class D Softball Coach of the Year, Burke also served as head girl’s basketball coach at Prattsburgh. She led the Vikings to the Section 5 Class D title in 2003.
Burke also coached at the collegiate level, assisting in both women’s basketball and softball at SUNY Geneseo from 1998-1999.
Burke received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Canisius College in 1998 and a master of science degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala in 2010.
She was a member of the Canisius College women’s basketball team from 1995-98 and was selected to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic Team from 1996-98.
A standout athlete at Prattsburgh, she held the national high school record for batting average in softball from 1993 to 2000, and holds various New York State basketball records.
Jim Burke, father of head coach Jamie Burke, enters his eighth year as an assistant coach in the Keuka softball program. Burke is no stranger to the ball diamond, as he coached Prattsburgh’s high school softball team from 1992-1994, and Prattsburgh’s baseball team from 1976-2002, where he led his teams to five sectional titles and 10 Section V final appearances.
He has coached softball/baseball at all levels, including Cinderella Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, High School softball and baseball, ASA Softball 16-Under and 18-Under, Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League and Southern Tier Semi-Pro Baseball League.
Besides coaching softball and baseball, Burke spent 28 years at the helm of Prattsburgh’s varsity boys basketball team, where he has led his teams to six sectional titles and one state title. He retired with 694 varsity basketball victories (517 with the boys team and 177 when he coached the girls team) and led the Vikings to 10 total sectional championships (six boys, four girls)
In November of 2008, Buke and his daughter, Jamie, were inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame.
Among his numerous honors: Burke was inducted into the New York State Basketball Coaches’ Hall of Fame in 2005, the Wayland-Cohocton High School Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National High School Coaches’ Association’s Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a four-year letterman in baseball at Arkansas State University.