|Title:||Undergraduate Assistant Coach|
Former UCSB standout pitcher Justin Jacome returned to the program as an undergraduate assistant coach in the fall of 2017.
A native of Redlands, Calif., Jacome will work with the team's pitching staff alongside head coach Andrew Checketts and pitching coach Matt Harvey.
A three-year member of the Gaucho rotation from 2013-15, Jacome finished his collegiate career with a 20-11 record, 3.00 ERA, and 196 strikeouts. He ranks in the program's all-time top 10 for career victories (T-ninth), ERA (10th), innings pitched (279 1/3, 10th), and strikeouts (eighth).
Jacome played a key part on UCSB regional teams in 2013 and 2015. In the latter season, he served as the Saturday starter in what was arguably the best rotation in program history alongside Dillon Tate (fourth overall pick by Texas in 2015) and Shane Bieber (staff ace of UCSB's 2016 College World Series team). That year, UCSB hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time ever while winning a then-school record 40 games against Division I opponents.
After a superlative junior season (2.70 ERA, All-Big West Second Team), the 6-6 southpaw was selected in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Florida Marlins. Over two professional seasons, he logged a 3.33 ERA over 105 1/3 innings.