Former University of West Georgia’s baseball coach Archie White, 86, died on Sunday.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton.
“It was a sad day for West Georgia baseball yesterday to learn of the loss of Archie White,” current head coach Jeff Smith said in a statement.
“I’ve gotten to know him, his son Chris, and his wife through my years with the program and I’ve heard many ‘Archie’ stories of his time here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.”
White led the Wolves baseball team from 1969-90, winning 633 games in 22 seasons.
White coached through the university’s transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II in 1975. Within the following 15 years, he coached five Division II All-American athletes, mentored 10 UWG Hall of Fame members and coached 19 All-Gulf South Conference athletes, even though the program was not a part of the league until 1984.
In addition to his successful coaching career, he was a standout pitcher for the Ole Miss Rebels and was a part of their first team to participate in the College World Series in 1956.
Following his College World Series stint, White was drafted by the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, where he played minor league baseball until 1964.
During his four years on the mound for Ole Miss, White compiled a 11-2 career record to go with his 3.18 earned run average. Appearing in 29 games, he averaged almost one strikeout per inning as he struck out 106 hitters while pitching 113 innings.
White was inducted into the UWG Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in 2012.