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Wohlbach (pronounced "wall-bock"),currently the Head Softball Coach at East Stroudsburg University, and Assistant Coach of Peru National Team. Was the former Head Coach of University of Delaware, took the program from last place to the top in the CAA conference to become one of the finest programs in the region. Under Wohlbach’s leadership, the program made the conference tournament 3 years in a row for the first time since 2002. In just 5 short years, the program set school records in single season wins, conference wins, homeruns, doubles, hits, runs scored, along with several individual school records broken and multiple individual accolades.  Wohlbach also served on the NCAA rules committee, represented the CAA conference for the Head Coaches Committee, (HCC) and was on Northeast Territory for RPI committee.

Wohlbach arrived at Delaware following three seasons at the helm of Iona, where she turned around the Gaels' program as well. She guided a squad that had not posted a winning season in five years to one that captured the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in 2010 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's 25-year history.  She was named the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2010 when she coached the league Pitcher and Rookie of the Year. Over her final two seasons at Iona she coached nine all-conference selections, two league Rookie of the Year winners, an All-Region selection, and an ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Prior to joining the Gaels, Wohlbach served as an assistant coach at Lehigh University in 2006-07, working as the team's hitting and catcher's coach while also assisting in practice sessions and strength and conditioning workout programs. She began her college coaching career as a student assistant at NCAA Division II Kutztown in 2000-01, and was an assistant at NCAA Division III Muhlenberg College in 1999-2001 and at Lehigh in 2001-02, and as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002-03.

Wohlbach is the owner of Diamonds in the Dirt-J9 Jaime Wohlbach Professional Instruction since 2002.  She runs national and international softball camps and clinics that provide instruction for all levels of the game which have taken her all over the world, including Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Holland, Italy, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Switzerland. Her international reputation has garnered her contacts and recognition from both amateur and professional organizations and sponsors.  Wohlbach was selected to coach a USA All-Star team in Italy summer of 2015.  She also made a come back as a player, and competed with Team Basque Spain in the Canadian Open against the best softball competition in the world.

Wohlbach's coaching and instructing experience came during the off season of her extensive international playing career. Her professional resume in the United States began after graduating from Kutztown University in 2000. She signed with the Tampa Bay FireStix in the former Women's Professional Softball League for the 2001 season. Wohlbach moved on to the National Pro Fastpitch League where she was selected in the fourth round of the December 2003 draft by the California Sunbirds, a team located in Sacramento, California. She played for the independent league Nebraska Comets before returning to the NPF's Philadelphia Force for the 2006 season.

While playing professionally in the U.S., Wohlbach also played for and coached several professional teams in Europe. Wohlbach played professionally in Italy for Team Caserta in 2007. With her dual citizenship she was on the 30-man roster for the Italy National Team. She competed in the Canada Cup for Team Oregon in 2006, followed by one season in Switzerland.  She has excelled at the international level throughout the world, including tours in the Czech Republic in 2005, and a stop in Great Britain and Jamaica. In 2004 and 2005 she played professionally in New Zealand and on a world all-star select team, which included players from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Africa and the United States.

Earlier in 2004, Wohlbach played for the Great Britain National Team in Athens Greece as a test run to the 2004 Athens Olympics; winning a gold medal by defeating Russia, the Czech Republic and Greece. From 2001-2004, Wohlbach coached an 18-under USA All-Star team in Australia as a follow-up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She also played professionally in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Greece, and coached a youth all-star team in Italy.

Wohlbach was a four-year standout at Kutztown, serving as a three-time team captain and becoming the first female graduate of her school to play a professional sport. She earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors as a catcher during her junior and senior campaigns as well as being named to the All-Region Team in 2000. She was the team's Most Valuable Player in 1999 as well as a nominee for the school's Female Athlete of the Year.  She was selected for All American Scholar Collegiate Award by the United States Achievement Academy, and was selected for the top honors of Kutztown Student Teaching Award, PSAC and NFCA Scholar Athlete Honors

Through Wohlbach’s reputation, passion, and skills as a coach and player, Nokona Leather Gloves made a “Jaime Wohlbach” signature line of gloves to represent her.  Wohlbach has also filmed in a movie produced by James L Brook, “How Do You Know”, with her role as the catcher for the USA team in the movie. She was later selected to film in the move “Love Is All You Need”, produced by Kim Rocco Shields.

Wohlbach earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Special Education and Elementary Education in 2000 and a Master's degree in Student Affairs of Higher Education in 2002 from Kutztown (Pa.) University.