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

Coach Wiggs just completed his 13th season at Santa Fe College where his 2019 team won 38 games and advanced to the FCSAA State Championship (Final 8 Teams) for the 5th straight year. The last four years his teams have won at least 38 games each year and combined for a 157-51 record (.755), winning three Conference Championships, one State Championship, and a JUCO World Series appearance. In his thirteen years at Santa Fe, he has helped the Saints compile a record of 432-198 (.686), win eight Conference Championships, advance to the state / region 8 tournament ten times and win two FCSAA State Championships.

Coach Wiggs’ 2009 team finished runner-up at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Also In those thirteen years, 135 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 29 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 28 years, Wendy, have three daughters, Brittany, 26, Ashley, 23 and Jenna, 20.

Updated 7/29/2019