Having already made a name for himself in both collegiate football at Wake Forest and professional football in the Arena Football League, Jammie Deese begins his sixth season as a collegiate coach - all with the UNCP football team - while serving as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Braves.
A graduate assistant running backs coach with the Braves in 2007 and 2008, Deese served the same role as a part-time assistant coach last season. He was hired on to the staff on a full-time basis in April of 2010 after helping to produce the nation’s ninth-best rushing offense in 2009, as well as the program’s first 1,000-yard rusher (Travis Daniels). Last season, his unit was instrumental in helping the Braves finish with the nation’s sixth-best total offense, including the nation’s 26th-best passing offense.
An all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a team captain with Wake Forest, Deese hauled in 184 passes during his Demon Deacon career for 2,348 yards (12.8 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. He led Wake Forest with 68 receptions for 826 yards as a junior, including three consecutive 100-yard days against ACC foes North Carolina State (167), Florida State and Georgia Tech (11/21).
The Laurinburg native helped Wake Forest to 18 wins during his career, including a 7-5 mark as a senior in 1999. In his lone bowl appearance in Winston-Salem – a 23-3 WFU win over Arizona State in the 1999 Aloha Bowl – he paced the Deacons with three catches for 38 yards.
All told, Deese amassed eight 100-yard receiving days during his career with the Black and Gold and led Wake Forest in receptions in each of his final two seasons. Currently, he ranks third in both receptions and receiving yards behind a pair of NFL receivers, Ricky Proehl (Indianapolis Colts) and Desmond Clark (Chicago Bears). He also ranks 10th all-time at the school with 3,159 all-purpose yards.
Following a standout collegiate career, Deese moved on to the professional ranks, first spending the 2001 preseason with NFL Europe’s Amsterdam Admirals, then hauling in 10 passes for 97 yards and returning seven kicks for 152 more as a member of the Arena Football League’s (AFL) now-defunct Carolina Cobras. He also played four seasons (2006-09) for the 2007 National Indoor Football League (NIFL) champion Fayetteville (N.C.) Guard.
Deese received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wake Forest in 2000 and his master’s degree in sports administration from UNCP in 2009. Jammie and his wife Brandi were wed on Nov. 18, 2007, and are the proud parents of a daughter, Hayden Jersey Deese. His younger brother, Adam, is a former all-American linebacker (2007-10) for the Braves.
THE DEESE FILE
2007-08: UNC Pembroke, Graduate Assistant (Linebackers/Running Backs)
2009-10: UNC Pembroke (Running Backs)
2010-12: UNC Pembroke (Wide Receivers)
2012-Present: UNC Pembroke (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology (Wake Forest, 2000); Master’s degree in sports administration (UNCP, 2009)