This is from Maki's previous jobs at Duke & Columbia:
At Duke (2nd Season | 2015-Present): Assistant coach Pete Maki joined the Duke baseball staff in July of 2015 and enters his second season with the Blue Devils in 2016-17, serving as the team's pitching coach.
Maki's influence was felt immediately in 2016 as Duke earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, ending a 55-year drought. Duke's pitching staff ranked fourth in the ACC with a 3.79 ERA, while three Blue Devil pitchers -- Bailey Clark, James Ziemba and Brian McAfee -- were selected in the 2016 MLB Draft.
In 2016, Duke was the only program with two pitchers ranked among the ACC's top five in fewest walks allowed per nine innings in McAfee and Kellen Urbon. In addition, McAfee earned ACC Pitcher of the Week accolades following a 94-pitch shutout versus then-No. 14 Virginia.
In addition to strong starting pitching, the Blue Devils also used a core group of seven relievers who each made 15 or more appearances out of the bullpen. That group posted a combined 2.95 ERA over 146.1 innings, while Mitch Stallings ranked fourth in the ACC with nine saves.
At Columbia (8 Seasons | 2008-15): Maki joined the Blue Devils after eight seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Columbia University. He joined the Lions as an assistant coach in 2008 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2012.
Pete Maki joined the Lions as an assistant coach in 2008 and was promoted to associate head coach during the summer of 2012. Maki serves as Columbia's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
The Columbia pitching staff has been a model of success under Maki's leadership. In three of the last four seasons in Ivy League-only games, the Lions have held the lowest team ERA (3.34-2012, 1.89-2013, 2.51-2014), held opposing batters to the lowest batting average (.250, .213, .204), racked up the highest number of strikeouts (140, 153, 158), and given up the fewest hits (151, 123, 119).
“First and foremost, Pete is an excellent teacher,” notes Boretti. “I like his style of communication, and he has been a great fit for our program and the young men with whom we work.”
Maki previously served as an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2006-07. Maki oversaw the pitching staff that led the East Coast Conference in earned run average and strikeout/walk ratio in both 2006 and 2007. In those two seasons, three of his pitchers went on to play professionally.
Maki graduated from Franklin & Marshall with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. During his senior season, he earned six saves as a closer, and posted a team-best 3.42 ERA. He was named the team’s “Cy Young” award winner.
“Pete was a very smart player who overcame a lot of adversity (injuries) to make himself into an excellent pitcher,” Boretti adds. “He pitched at the highest levels of college baseball, including the Cape Cod League.”
Maki, who hails from Woodbury, Connecticut, graduated second in his class at Nonnewaug High School, and was an all-state academic choice in his senior year.He and his wife, Lisa, live in Durham with their sons (Will and Cal)