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Jake Sabol
Pitching Coach

Jake Sabol enters his first season as the Timberwolves pitching coach after spending the 2012-2013 season as the pitching coach at Alma College. Working closely with the pitching staff, his other responsibilities will include recruiting, administrative responsibilities and player development.

A 2006 graduate of De La Salle High School in Warren, Sabol went on to play collegiately at Central Michigan University and became a four-year letter winner from 2007-2011. A weekend starter for two seasons, he helped lead the Chippewas to two MAC West Championships as well as a MAC Regular Season Championship in 2010.

Sabol’s best season came in 2011 as a senior, posting a 4-2 Mid-American Conference record with a 3.18 ERA. He was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week after tossing back-to-back complete game shutouts of Ohio and Akron in April 2011 and again in May after hurling a complete game victory over Eastern Michigan to clinch the MAC West Championship. He was also named CMU’s Scholar Athlete of the week in April 2011. After his senior season, he was the recipient of the Chippewa Award, symbolic of the player who best represents the Central Michigan University baseball program’s mission statement.

While playing collegiately, Sabol also played in numerous prestigious college baseball summer leagues beginning in 2008 with the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In 2009, he was named 1st team All-Jayhawk League with the El Dorado Broncos. He was then named to the NBC World Series All-American Team and World Series MVP in Wichita, KS as a member of the 2009 NBC World Series National Champion El Dorado Broncos.  Prior to senior year, he spent the summer of 2010 in the Alaska Baseball League with the Kenai Peninsula Oilers.

Following his college career, Sabol was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 MLB Draft.  He spent parts of two seasons in the Detroit farm system with the Gulf Coast League Tigers (Rookie) and the Connecticut Tigers (SS-A) in the New York Penn League. He went 3-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 13 games (10 starts) with the GCL Tigers in 2011. He finished 2012 as a member of the Frontier League’s Regular Season Champion Traverse City Beach Bums, and was named to the Frontier League All-Star game in 2013. In 30 career games for the Beach Bums, Sabol was 12-6 with a 2.86 ERA in 147.2 innings pitched.

Sabol graduated from CMU with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, finishing his career on the MAC Honor Roll. Currently, Jake is enrolled in Northwood University Devos Graduate school of Management and will be earning his Masters of Business Administration.

Kyle Schroeder
Assistant Coach

Bio Coming Soon!