A 2011 magna cum laude Rider
graduate, Thomas (Forest Hill, MD/Fallston) was 29-12 as a Bronc with 286 strikeouts.
Thomas is the 20th player under Davis to be drafted and the fourth under Davis from Rider
Prior to coming to Rider Davis was the head coach at Georgia Southwestern State University from 2001-2004.
The four-time NJCAA Division III National Coach of the Year at Gloucester County College, Davis has compiled 646 victories in his head coaching career with just 274 losses, including 96 wins at Rider and an 11-year stint at Gloucester CC where he won four National Junior College titles and eight Regional Championships.
was 137-87 at Georgia Southwestern
, winning the 2002 conference regular season and finishing with a National NAIA Ranking of fifth, earning Georgia Dugout Club
NAIA Coach of the Year honors.
has sent 17 of his players on to the professional ranks, including Scott Knazek of the 2006 Rider squad.
also coached the National Junior College Athletic Association
all-star team in 1999 which defeated Team Canada.
A 1987 graduate of Bridgewater (VA) College, Davis has assisted at George Mason and Frostburg State.
Davis was an All-Conference and All-State shortstop at Bridgewater, earning team MVP honors as a junior.
Davis is Rider's eighth baseball coach and just the third since 1960.
"Jaime is an excellent addition to our staff," said Davis, who led Rider to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in 2008, advancing to the NCAA Regional at Cal Fullerton.