DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Wallace Community College Governors will soon have a new head coach baseball coach after 25 years.

Ryan Ihle will officially assume the job of head baseball coach on July 27, according to the college.

Ihle served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Govs last season. He replaces Mackey Sasser who retired at the end of the 2022 season. Sasser led the Govs for 25 seasons.

“I want to thank Coach Sasser for all of his support this past season,” Ihle said. “I learned a lot from him. It wasn’t just the baseball stuff. Since he knew I was interested in the job, he taught me a lot of the administrative stuff and let me handle it throughout the year

Ihle is originally from Brisbane, Australia where he attended Ferry Grove High School. He moved to the United States to pursue a baseball scholarship at Colby Community College in Kansas where he was named All-Conference shortstop. From there he attended Columbus State University in nearby Columbus, Ga.