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HEAD COACHING RECORD
* denotes qualified for CCAC Conference Tournament
RECORD AS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
||17-12 (CCAC Tournament Champions)**
||23-4 (CCAC Champions)**
**denotes NAIA National Tournament appearance
Jason Becker begins his eighth season with the Eagles and his fifth as head coach after he took over the head coaching reigns from Mike Kashirsky, who has moved into the Director of Baseball Operations role of the RMU Baseball program after becoming a full-timer on the Chicago White Sox staff, during the 2012-2013 season. Becker previously served as the Associate Head Coach and the Eagles’ pitching coach.
"Jason knows what it takes to be successful at the collegiate level," says Director of Baseball Operations Mike Kashirsky. “And he's got experience at just about every level of competition."
That evaluation has been borne out by the performance of Coach Becker's pitching staff over the last four years. He has coached five All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference hurlers as well as mentoring Rey Rodriguez’ All-American First Team selection and CCAC Conference Pitcher of the Year season in 2012.
Coach Becker ranks as one of St. Joseph College’s all-time greats. A four-year letterman for the Pumas, he led his team to the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship in his senior season, the second straight year he garnered honors as the GLVC's top shortstop. He still ranks among the Top 10 for his career in six statistical categories, holding down the top spot for stolen bases and sacrifice flies. During his junior season he reached based in nearly half of all his plate appearances, compiling an on-base percentage of .498 for the season. He also holds the SJC record for the most steals in a season, grabbing 43 sacks in during his third college campaign.
He also twice earned sports on the NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region Baseball Team while helping the Pumas to two regional titles during his tenure.
Coach Becker's performance as an intercollegiate player was rewarded when the New York Yankees drafted him after his senior season. His professional career was cut short by an injury, and he moved into coaching.
He has coached both basketball and baseball a number at a number of south suburban Chicago high schools, including Bremen in Midlothian, Illinois, and Tinley Park High School, in Tinley Park, Illinois. He is currently the Tinley Park Girls Basketball Coach and was named Conference Coach of the Year this past season. He was a member of Oak Forest High School Head Basketball Coach Mike Brown's staff for a number of years. He has extensive youth baseball coaching credits, among them a stint with the Chicago White Sox Training Camps.
He has been a physical education teacher at Jack Hille Middle School in Forest Ridge, Illinois, since 2002.