Fall 2020 marked the inaugural season of Team BEAST Softball headed by Jamie Apicella, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program with his unparalleled success at the collegiate level.
Jamie brings over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, transforming the LIU Post program into a nationally-competitive team and becoming one of the most accomplished coaches in the region. Jamie has ranked in the top-20 among active Division II coaches in total victories (18th) and winning percentage (17th), and is LIU's all-time winningest coach. The Pioneers have won nine East Coast Conference titles and have qualified for the NCAA Championships 19 times under his leadership.
Jamie led the Pioneers to capture the East Region title and advance to the College World Series 5 times in his career. He has mentored 20 All-Americans and 124 all-conference selections, including 33 Players of the Year and one National Player of the Year.
With success comes recognition, and Jamie has received many honors for his coaching accomplishments. He and his coaching staff have been honored as NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year 7 times. He was also voted Coach of the Year 5 times in his career.
As a collegiate athlete, Jamie was a three-year standout baseball player for LIU Post, compiling a batting average of over .350 with 21 home runs and 126 runs batted in for his career. His 49 RBIs in 1994 ranks as the fifth-best single-season total in school history, while his 113 total bases rank fourth. After his junior season, he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1994. Jamie was inducted into the LIU Post Baseball Hall of Fame in February 2000, and was inducted into the Smithtown Hall of Fame in 2008.
BEAST Softball competes in top local and regional events, as well as hold camps, clinics and offer private instruction throughout the year. Click here
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