Notables for Coach Jamieson
- Eight NCAA Tournaments in 10 Seasons
- Second-winningest coach in Mizzou history
- Most wins at current school among active SEC coaches
- 2007 Big 12 Coach of the Year
- Longest-tenured coach at Mizzou
- 14 30-win seasons
- Head Coach of USA Baseball Collegiate National Team (2011)
- Had coached eight All-Americans at Mizzou
No head coach has been at Mizzou longer than Mizzou baseball's Tim Jamieson, who will enter his 20th season at the helm of the program in 2014. Jamieson is tasked with transitioning a team that had rose to be one of the most consistent programs in the Big 12 to a program that can compete in the premier baseball conference in America - the SEC. Mizzou Director of Athletics Mike Alden showed a commitment and confidence in Jamieson as the right man to take Mizzou into the SEC, rewarding Jamieson with a contract that will keep him at Mizzou through the 2015 season. In his 19 seasons at the helm of the program, Jamieson has compiled a 622-474-2 overall record as he is the second-winningest coach in program history, trailing only Gene McArtor's 733 career wins.
Winning with class and high-character have been a trademarks of Jamieson's tenure at Mizzou and he has done a phenomenal job of upholding the school's and the athletic department's core values during his 19 years. And he has done it while producing some of the top talent that has ever come through Mizzou - in any sport. Coaching the likes of 2013 American League Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and three-time MLB All-Star Ian Kinsler, it can be argued that Jamieson has seen more of his athletes excel at the next level than any other coach in history at Mizzou.
That is why Jamieson is the perfect coach to lead Mizzou into its second year in the Southeastern Conference. His body of work speaks for itself as does his ability to groom players for the next level. He took Max Scherzer, an unpolished power arm out of St. Louis, from a high school player that was drafted in the 43rd round to a first-round draft pick. Aaron Crow, now an All-Star pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, went undrafted out of high school and was twice a first-round pick by the time he was done at Mizzou. Most recently, Rob Zastryzny - undrafted out of high school - was selected with the second pick of the second round by the Chicago Cubs.
At the helm of one of the last decade's most consistent programs, paired with the resources that are available in the SEC, look for Jamieson to get Mizzou rolling while playing aside the best competition in the country week-in and week-out.
Despite a slight set-back while transitioning to the SEC last season, 2012 was a memorable season for the Tiger skipper as he won his 600th career game - a 5-0 decision over Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament - all while winning his first ever Big 12 Championship and guiding Mizzou to its eighth NCAA Tournament in 10 seasons. With his 622 career wins at Mizzou, Jamieson will enter year two in the SEC with the most career wins at his current school among active SEC head coaches.
A native of Columbia, Jamieson grew up attending several Tigers' games. After his playing days at the University of New Orleans, he spent six seasons on the UNO coaching staff before returning to Columbia in 1988 where he was an assistant coach under McArtor for six seasons before becoming head coach following the 1994 season. Since taking over at MU, the Tigers were a force to reckon with in the Big 12 Conference as well as nationally; recording at least 30 wins in 14 of the last 19 seasons. Mizzou won at least 35 games in seven-consecutive years between 2003-2009, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of those seven years. MU was one of just 14 teams in the nation that advance to the NCAA Tournament in each of those years. The Tigers have played in eight NCAA Regionals under Jamieson.
In 2011, Jamieson's team finished just one strike from claiming its first ever Big 12 Tournament title as it became the first-ever No. 8 seed to advance to the Big 12 Championship Game. His team finished the second half as hot as any team in the nation, winning four of its final Big 12 series - including series against NCAA Regional participants Baylor, Texas A&M and Kansas State. Mizzou also defeated top-five foe Texas twice in the Big 12 Tournament and boasted four wins over teams that advanced to the College World Series that year.
Not only did he see success at the collegiate level in 2011, but he also coached the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team over the summer. He led the team to an 11-2-1 record over the summer, the eighth-best winning percentage in the 29-year history of the team.
In 2010, Aaron Senne became the eighth Tigers to earn All-America accolades during Jamieson's tenure at MU. Senne hit .400 that year, becoming the first player to hit at least .400 at Mizzou since 1986. Senne was also named the Big 12 Co-Player of the Year.
Mizzou made its seventh-straight trip to the postseason in 2009 after finishing third in the Big 12 Conference and advancing to the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament. The Tigers finished 2009 with a 35-27 record and were 16-11 in the conference. Kyle Gibson was an All-America selection in 2009.
In 2008, Jamieson and the Tigers were 39-21 and finished fourth in the Big 12 Conference. Mizzou once again made a trip into the postseason, as it was selected for the Miami Regional. Aaron Crow earned All-America honors and he was the second Tiger to be named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year. Crow also took home the Clemens Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate pitcher. Mizzou opened the 2008 season ranked No. 5 and ascended to No. 2 during the year, marking its best ever ranking. The success of 2008 followed a 2007 season which saw Missouri host an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history, finishing with a 42-18 record. That was just one of the many milestones that came out of 2007. The 42 wins was a career-best for Jamieson and it marked the fifth-winningest season in MU history. The Tigers' 19 conference victories in 2008 set a new school record. Missouri finished second in the Big 12 Conference, its best ever showing in the Big 12 and best league finish since winning the Big Eight Conference crown in 1996, which was Jamieson's second year at the helm.
Jamieson was named the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year following the 2007 season, his second Conference Coach of the Year award, as he also claimed the Big Eight Coach of the Year honor in 1996.
In 2006, Missouri claimed the school's first-ever NCAA Regional Championship, as MU rallied to win four-straight games in Malibu to advance to the Super Regional round of 16. The Tigers finished the season ranked No. 16.
In addition to the eight All-Americans under Jamieson, nine players have earned Freshman All-American accolades. Jamieson has seen 58 of his players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including Missouri's first three first round picks. Max Scherzer was selected by Arizona with the 11th overall pick in 2006 and Aaron Crow was drafted ninth by the Washington National's in the 2008 MLB Draft. In 2009 seven Tigers had their names called on draft day, including two in the first round. Crow was selected for the second time with the 12th overall pick and Gibson went with the 22nd selection.
Jamieson's teams have also succeeded in the classroom, as eight Academic All-Americans have played under Jamieson and 90 Tigers have earned Academic All-Conference recognition since 1995. Missouri has had 18 Academic All-Big 12 honorees in the last two seasons, including a school record 10 selections in 2009. Jamieson took over the reins of the Tigers when McArtor retired from coaching after the 1994 season.
In just his second season at the helm, Jamieson led the Tigers to 1996 Big Eight Conference crown, as Missouri went 39-19 and 20-8 in the Big Eight after being projected to finish seventh in the conference by most publications, leading Jamieson to being named the Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year.
That season the Tigers climbed as high as 17th in the national polls, marking the first time they had been ranked since 1991 and advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional. In winning the regular season race, Mizzou became the first school other than Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to claim the conference title in 16 years. Jamieson would lead the Tigers to 30-win seasons in each of the next five seasons as they would make a pair of trips to the Big 12 Tournament semifinals during that stretch.
In 2003, the Tigers finished in fourth place in the Big 12 Conference and received a bid to the NCAA Regionals, the first of four-consecutive trips to the postseason. The 2003 Tigers compiled a record of 36-22 on the year and at one point were ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball and finished the year ranked 12th in the nation in scoring.
Another 30-win season and a second-straight trip to the NCAA Regionals highlighted the 2004 campaign, as the Tigers finished with 38 wins, the most since the 1996 season. Missouri claimed series victories over Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma State in 2004 and reached the championships game of the Big 12 Tournament in Arlington, Texas.
Missouri surpassed that win total in 2005, by reaching the 40-win mark for the first time under Jamieson and for the first time since 1991. MU finished fourth in the Big 12 regular season for the second time in three years and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament before advancing to their third-consecutive NCAA Tournament.
Success was also part of Jamieson's time away from MU. He was a member of three NCAA Tournament clubs and was selected to the 1980 All-NCAA South Regional Team as a standout catcher at New Orleans from 1978-81. He was named the team's most valuable player after his senior season, as he hit .300 with eight home runs and 68 RBI, in leading the Privateers to the NCAA Midwest Regional. As an assistant coach at UNO, he was instrumental in guiding the Privateers to four NCAA Regional appearances (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and a spot in the 1984 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
His MU roots run throughout his family as his father, Dick Jamieson, was a former offensive coordinator under football coach Al Onofrio. The elder Jamieson also spent several years in the National Football League. His brother, Jeff, is a graduate of Missouri's School of Law and his sister, Judi, also attended MU. Not only has he seen success at the collegiate level, but he has also coached the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team twice, with his most recent stint coming in 2011. He led the team to a 11-2-1 record over the summer, the eighth-best winning percentage in the 29-year history of the team. Jamieson was also chosen to serve as an assistant coach for Team USA in 2005, helping the National team to a 16-4 record traveling to Japan and Taiwan, along with playing games in the states. He was accompanied by Missouri players Max Scherzer and Hunter Mense on Team USA, the first National team representatives for MU since 1991.
Jamieson received his bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from New Orleans.
A graduate of Rock Bridge High (Columbia), Jamieson is married to the former Cindy Thornton, a graduate of Mizzou and Rock Bridge High School in Columbia. They are the parents of two sons, Mickey (16) and Ty (15).