Jamie Sailors is in his second season at Purdue, serving the Boilermakers as the pitching coach. Sailors is the fourth pitching coach to serve under the guidance of head coach Doug Schreiber.
As a newcomer to the program for the 2007 season, Sailors directed a staff of young guns. By the season's end, three of the four pitchers in the Purdue starting rotation were true freshmen, including all-conference and Freshman All-America honors Matt Bischoff and Tony Sedlmeyer. Under the direction of Sailors, Bischoff earned Freshman of the Year accollades in the Big Ten Conference, becoming the first Boilermaker to be honored with an individual award selection by the league's head coaches.
Sailors joined the Purdue staff in August 2006 after serving as the head coach at University of Wisconsin-Platteville since the 2002 season. In five years as the skipper of the Pioneers, he directed UWP to 85 wins.
In 2005, Sailors led the Pioneers to a 22-21 final record, the school's first winning season on the diamond since 1993. The 2005 Platteville squad earned a berth in the WIAC Tournament, the first postseason appearance for the baseball team in school history.
After his first two seasons at the helm at UWP, Sailors was rewarded by becoming the first full-time head baseball coach in the program's history. Prior to the 2004 season, the Pioneers' head coach was also required to serve within the football office.
Sailors was a 13th-round selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1992 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft after playing one season at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. In 1993, Sailors finished second in the league in strikeouts while pitching for the Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League.
Sailors is a product of Frontier High School in Chalmers, Ind., and earned a bachelor's from Purdue in 1999. He completed a master's in education at UW-Platteville in 2003.
Sailors and his wife, Sarah, reside in West Lafayette. The couple has two children: daughter, Madisen, and son, Brooks.