Devin Burke

Devin Burke comes to Diamond Training & Development with years of playing and coaching experience.

This past summer he was the Pitching Coach for the LaCrosse Loggers of the prestigious Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League where he helped his players reach the Great Plains Division Final.

Prior to his time in LaCrosse, Burke served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Wagner College Seahawks in Staten Island, New York. During his time at Wagner, Burke drove significant improvement of the pitching staff, helping the Seahawks reach the Northeast Conference final in 2023. The Wagner pitching staff finished 3rd in the conference in pitching statistics, while setting a school single-season record for strikeouts. The 2023 Seahawks eclipsed the 30 win mark for only the 3rd time in the last 25 years.

Burke arrived on Staten Island after spending the 2021 season at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, serving as the volunteer assistant coach.

Before joining the Minutemen, Burke spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Middlebury College. Over his two seasons at Middlebury College, the 2019 Panthers led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in team earned run average, hits per nine innings (7.71), strikeouts to walk ratio (2.12), and WHIP (1.27). The Panthers also ranked No. 2 in the league with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Nationally, the squad boasted the No. 9 ranking in hits per nine innings and No. 20 in ERA. Burke mentored Colby Morris, who finished his career with the most wins in the history of the program (16), helping him earn All-NESCAC honors in 2019.

Before embarking on a coaching career, Burke spent five seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, splitting time between the starting rotation and the bullpen. In all, he posted 18 wins over 92 games, tossing 344.2 innings. The right-hander struck out 279 batters in his career while allowing just 91 walks, a 3.07 to 1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In 2013, he was named a Pioneer League Postseason All-Star after posting a 5-2 record with Grand Junction, fanning 54 hitters in 56.0 innings while yielding only 12 walks. He was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque in 2015 and 2016.

Burke later pitched for the Atlantic League’s New Britain Bees in 2018 and 2019, where he was named 2019 Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star.

Burke pitched at Virginia Tech and was part of the Hokies’ team that hosted in the 2013 NCAA Regionals. He posted an 11-4 career record in his two seasons in Blacksburg, highlighted by a stellar 2013 campaign, where he went 11-3 in 16 appearances. He was named to Blacksburg Regional All-Tournament Team. He was also a 2013 semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Comeback Player of the Year Award.

In prior off-seasons, Burke has spent time as the pitching coach for both the Bobby Valentine’s Baseball Academy (2014-17) and the Connecticut Blue Jays (2014-18).

He also spent two summers playing in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the Wareham Gatemen and the Harwich Mariners. In 2011, he helped lead the Mariners to the league championship.

The Darien, CT native earned his Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages – Spanish from Virginia Tech in 2014.

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