Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCCD) Head Baseball Coach Mackey Sasser has announced his retirement after 25 years leading the Govs baseball team. During his final season with Wallace, Sasser celebrated his 800th career win and will see eight members of his final team go on to play for four-year schools. His last official day with the Govs will be July 31st.
“Coach Mackey Sasser has spent his coaching career helping to shape successful collegiate careers for his baseball players at Wallace Community College-Dothan. He is a mentor and role model for so many young men, and the College is grateful that he has led our baseball program for the last two and a half decades,” said Dr. Linda C. Young, WCCD President. “Coach Sasser is a difference maker, and he will be greatly missed. We wish him well in his retirement.”
Sasser was named WCCD’s head coach at the beginning of the 1997-1998 baseball season. Starting the 2011-2012 season, Coach Sasser was named the Athletic Director for all Govs’ sports. Under Sasser’s leadership, the Govs recently finished runner-up in the 2021 NJCAA Region XXII tournament.
Coach Sasser has been named Conference Coach of the Year six times and led the Govs to the Conference Championships in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2017. Under Coach Sasser, the Govs were NJCAA Region XXII Champions in 2017 and Conference Runner-ups six times.
Coach Sasser grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and attended Wallace Community College from 1981to 1983. One of the top JUCO prospects in the Alabama area, Sasser led the Govs to a State Championship in 1983. He signed with the San Francisco Giants organization after being drafted in the second round of the January free-agent draft in 1984. Coach Sasser played three years in the Giants Minor League system. He was named Team MVP for all three years and Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 1985. Coach Sasser spent nine seasons in the MLB with the Giants, Pirates, Mets, and Mariners.
For more information about the Govs baseball program, please visit wallace.edu/baseball.