Beginning her seventh season leading the University of Southern Maine Huskies' softball team, Sarah Jamo is the eighth head coach in the 37-year history of the program. Stepping into the role in the Summer of 2012, Jamo has transformed the Huskies' team into a regional and conference contender. Jamo's student-athletes have been recognized at the conference, regional and national level.
In 2017, five of Jamo's players earned All-Little East Conference honors, and USM's Mary Caron was a CoSIDA Academic All-American and was named the Little East Conference Woman of the Year. In 2018, three players earned All-LEC honors, including Courtney Davis, a two-time All-Region catcher, and 2015 LEC Rookie of the Year, during her four seasons with the Huskies.
Taking over a program that won just four games in 2011, Jamo has quickly reversed the fortunes of USM softball. The Huskies' have qualified for the LEC post-season tournament in five of her six previous seasons, and in 2016 earned the program's first post-season bid (ECACs) since 2007. During the 2018 season, Coach Jamo earned her 100th career win as the Huskies' head coach as she and her team defeated Little East Conference opponent Rhode Island College 3-1 on April 14, 2018.
Jamo arrived at USM with a strong coaching background following an outstanding pitching career at the University of Maine. As the Greely High School head coach in 2012, Jamo amassed a 16-3 overall record and led Greely to an appearance in the Class B Western Maine Championship. Jamo also served as the Huskies’ pitching coach in the spring of 2012 on a part-time basis. Utilizing her in-depth pitching knowledge, Jamo continues to serve as the Pitching Coordinator at The Edge Academy in Portland, Maine – a position she has held since 2011. In this capacity, Jamo has overseen the pitching development for seven highly competitive Maine Thunder ASA teams. Jamo also has three years experience as an assistant coach and pitching coach at Division II Merrimack College. While at Merrimack, Jamo assisted in all phases of coaching and was responsible for administering game-day decision of starters and relievers.
A two-time (2005, 2006) all-conference first team and an all-rookie team (2003) selection while at UMaine, Jamo finished her decorated career with the Black Bears as their all-time leader in strikeouts and wins in a season (2006). Helping lead the Black Bears to the 2004 America East conference championship, Jamo was named to the all-tournament team – a feat she repeated in 2005.
During her collegiate playing career, Jamo served as team captain (2006) and had the honor of representing the United States of America at a tournament in the Czech Republic in 2005. She earned UMaine’s Student-Athlete Award for academic achievement and America East Conference All-Academic Team honors from 2003-2006. Jamo earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in social studies from UMaine in 2006. A 2002 graduate of Greely High School, Jamo was the Portland Press Herald and Lewiston Sun Journal Softball Player of the Year as a senior.
Jamo resides in Pownal with her husband and two children, Cooper and Brynn.