Jason Burke is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Lander baseball program. Burke became the Bearcats' sixth baseball coach when he was hired in August 2016.
Since arriving at Lander, Burke has coached two all-Peach Belt Conference selections and had two players selected in the MLB Draft (Alex Moore, Ryan Troutman).
Burke spent five seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wofford College before coming to Lander. During his time with the Terriers, five Wofford pitchers were selected in the Major League Baseball draft and three were chosen to the All-Southern Conference team. Prior to his time at Wofford, Burke spent four seasons on the staff at Gardner-Webb under former Lander head coach Rusty Stroupe. Burke played for Stroupe at Lander in 2001. The former Bearcat player spent the 2006-07 seasons as an assistant at Wofford.
The Byrnes High graduate also has wooden-bat coaching experience with the Carolina Chaos (SCBL), and has served in a variety of coaching roles on the high school and American Legion levels.
Burke began his college playing career at Lander and finished at Southern Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 2004. He also completed a master's degree at Gardner-Webb in Sport Science and Pedagogy. He and his wife, Ansley, have one son, Sullivan.