The Libke Pro Story
Jerahmie Libke was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Baseball became the center of Jerahmie’s life at a very young age. He was raised by his mother, Brenda Libke and he has two younger siblings, Jessica and Jayson. One of Jerahmie’s uncles, played professional baseball. He had a huge impact of Jerahmie’s life, and was always a great father figure. He shared his passion and knowledge with Jerahmie and Jerahmie fell in love with the game.
Baseball was everything to Jerahmie. At 13 years old, he and his family moved to Reno, NV for a job offer that his mother Brenda got. The adjustment was tough and there was no team for Jerahmie to join. After just a year, he realized he felt lost without baseball. Jerahmie was worried about leaving his younger siblings and mom, but knew it was the right choice.
Jerahmie’s aunt, Donna, and uncle, Kenny, offered him to move back to Las Vegas, which he did take them up on the offer. Throughout high school, he lived with them and his four cousins: JC, Savanna, Alex and TJ. Jerahmie attended Bishop Gorman High School, a private catholic school. His older cousin, JC was a junior on the team and his uncle, Kenny White, was the Head Coach. The baseball program at Bishop Gorman was prestige and he was ready to take full advantage of this lifetime opportunity. It was tough at first, but they whipped him back into shape. For the first time in his life, he was expected to excel in school and baseball. And, he did just that. Life was good. He had the best grades of his life and his passion for baseball was on fire! With the help of great, experienced coaches, Jerahmie excelled above expectations on defense. And he fell in love with playing infield. Jerahmie learned and perfected all the mechanics and fundamentals of becoming a great short stop. All the hard work and dedication paid off when he earned a scholarship to Northeast Texas Community College.
After just one season with the Eagles, Jerahmie was recruited by Western Nevada College. He was Defensive Player of the Year that year and the Wildcats went on to win the Scenic West Athletic Conference—in its first year! Playing at Western Nevada College led Jerahmie to numerous opportunities. Not only did it lead him to signing with a Division 1 school, Southern Utah University, it also provided him his first college coaching position.
Immediately after Jerahmie finished his playing days at Southern Utah University, he moved back to Las Vegas and began his coaching career. He started at Calvary Chapel High School with Glen Evans and Kenny White. That was the first year that he got a taste of winning State as a coach. From there he was offered the infield coaching position at Western Nevada College from his former head coach and role model, DJ Whittemore. After his first season as the infield coach, WNC earned Defensive Team of the Year in their league. The second baseman, Mike Styles, won a Gold Glove Award. This award honors players as the number one defender in their position. Not only did they win Defensive Team of the Year, they also placed third at the Juco World Series! Jerahmie coached at WNC for a total of four years. During that time, they won Defensive Team of the Year all four seasons! After WNC, Jerahmie was offered a coaching position at UNLV under Tim Chambers.
Although Jerahmie’s first passion is college baseball, after a year at the D1 level, he realized the impact he could have on younger players and branched out to club ball and private coaching. Chris Sheff and Jerahmie ran a club ball organization—Southern Nevada Baseball for five years. Sheff is well known around Las Vegas, not only for winning numerous 4A state championships but also for being a phenomenal coach. Southern Nevada Baseball has players from 7 years old through high school. Jerahmie has experience coaching all ages; from 7 year olds to college and professional. He has also had the opportunity to coach alongside the best coaches Las Vegas and Northern Nevada has ever seen. During those years, Jerahmie taught and enforced the fundamentals of fielding. But he found that, no matter what level, infielders were lacking in their primary objective, to maintain perfect glove presentation. Although the players understood the objective and tried to perfect it, they physically struggled with the consistency of it. Coaching infield and understanding what it takes to be a premier infielder, led Jerahmie to the invention of the Flex Fielder!