Jacke Healey joined the Oakland baseball staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2013 and just finished his first full season with the Golden Grizzlies. Healey will be working primarily with the hitters and the infielders.
Healey spent one year at the University of Pitt where he was the infield coach and also worked with the offense. In 2013, Healey helped the Panthers win a school-record 42 games. The Pitt offense was one of the finest in the nation during the 2013 campaign as Pitt finished the year ranked seventh in scoring (7.5), fifth in runs (444), 18th in home runs per game (0.83) and home runs (49), 19th in slugging percentage (.448) and 14th in on-base percentage (.403).
Prior to Pitt, he was a standout at Youngstown State, which led to him being drafted by the Houston Astros in the 27th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. In two seasons with the Tri-City ValleyCats, he hit eight home runs, three triples and 11 doubles, and helped guide the team to the 2011 league championship.
In two years at Youngstown State, Healey established himself as one of the program's all-time great infielders. He earned first team all-conference recognition at shortstop twice, becoming the first player in program history to accomplish that feat. He currently holds the Penguins' single-season records for home runs (12), RBI (59) and runs scored (63).
Prior to playing at Youngstown State, Healey played two seasons at Potomac State College of West Virginia. He was named a NJCAAA All-American as a sophomore after hitting .456 with 67 hits, 15 doubles and 11 home runs. He was one of nine players in the country to be named a Rawlings Big Stick Award Winner and was also selected as the Region 20 Player of the Year.
Healey graduated from Youngstown State in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in general studies/history.