With a 4-3 walk-off win over Rivier University this spring, Saint Joseph’s College Baseball Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86 notched the 700th victory of his collegiate career.
Sanborn, who recently completed his 26th season as the Monks’ skipper, is the winningest head coach in Saint Joseph’s College Athletics history and the first to reach the 700-victory mark.
Now 715-377-5 (.655) over the course of his career, Sanborn is just the 37th individual to record 700 or more victories in the history of NCAA DIII Baseball.
He is the sixth New England coach to hit the milestone and joins Ed Flaherty (Southern Maine) and John Casey (Tufts) as one of three active DIII Baseball coaches who have surpassed the 700-victory mark. Sanborn holds the third-highest winning percentage (.655) among the eight New England coaching legends and is the only skipper on the list to have coached fewer than 30 seasons.
During his 25 years as the Monks’ skipper, Sanborn has won 20 championships, including 15 conference crowns and five NAIA New England titles, with 23 winning seasons. Saint Joseph’s has reached the 25-victory plateau in 19 of Sanborn’s 26 years and posted 30 or more wins on 12 occasions.