Johnny Wiggs
Johnny Wiggs
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 352-381-3866
Phone: @wiggsjohnny

Coach Wiggs just completed his 12th season at Santa Fe College where his 2018 team won 39 games (2nd most in school history), won their 3rd consecutive Mid-Florida Conference Championship and finished 3rd at the State/ Region 8 Championship. The last three years his teams have went 119-34 (.778) winning three Conference Championships, one State Championship, and a JUCO World Series appearance. In his twelve years at Santa Fe, he has helped the Saints compile a record of 394-181 (.685), win eight Conference Championships, advance to the state / region 8 tournament nine times and win two FCSAA State Championships.

The 2009 team finished runner-up at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Also In those twelve years, 123 players have signed with four-year colleges and seven have signed to go directly into professional baseball, including three in the top 5 rounds. Four of Coach Wiggs’ Saints players have also made it to the Major Leagues and 28 former Saints that played under Coach Wiggs have played professional baseball.

Before coming to Santa Fe College, Wiggs spent seven and a half years as the head coach at Polk Community College. At Polk, Wiggs had 70 players sign with four year schools or sign professionally. Before Polk, he was an assistant at Santa Fe, Jacksonville University and the University of Florida. Two of his pitchers from his Jacksonville squad made their major league debuts in 2004. Overall, he has a career record of 593-370 (.616) between Polk and Santa Fe. Wiggs played his collegiate ball at Valencia Community College before transferring to Santa Fe for his sophomore year.

At Santa Fe he compiled a 9-4 record and helped the team to the Junior College State tournament after a second place finish in the Mid-Florida Conference. He then went on to the University of Florida for two seasons where he was finished his UF career with a 23-6 record, and was voted All-Southeastern Conference his junior year. That same year he helped the Gators to the 1988 SEC Championship, East Regional Championship, and their first ever trip to the College World Series.

Wiggs played professional baseball for five seasons with the Mariners, Tigers and Red Sox up to AAA. He pitched in 166 games throwing 292 innings. He finished his professional career with 17 wins, 22 saves and an ERA of 3.41. Wiggs completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Exercise and Sport Science at UF. He and his wife of 27 years, Wendy, have three daughters, Brittany, 25, Ashley, 22 and Jenna, 19.

Updated 9/10/2018