The Wareham Gatemen today announced the hiring of Don Sneddon. Gatemen President Tom Gay and General Manager Andrew Lang made the announcement.
This is the first Cape Cod League coaching position of Sneddon’s extensive coaching career. Sneddon joins the Gatemen organization after spending the 2014 season managing the Modesto Nuts, High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies Organization.
“Don is going to be an excellent addition to an already great coaching staff,” said Tom Gay. “Don will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience and will fit in well with the rest of our coaches.”
Lang added, “Adding a coach of Don’s stature to the staff is exciting. The purpose of the Gatemen is to provide the players that come in with the knowledge and training to become professional baseball players. This is our number one goal. Don is going to be a major part of that.”
Sneddon coached at Santa Anna Junior College for 32 years before joining the Colorado Rockies Organization in 2014.
At Santa Anna, Sneddon’s teams won 16 Orange Empire Conference titles and three California State titles. Sneddon set a state record for career wins in 2006, passing newly hired Gatemen Field Manager Jerry Weinstein.
Sneddon retired with 1,072 wins, the most in California community college history.
Over the course of Sneddon’s coaching career, more than 200 of his players received scholarships to four-year schools. In addition, more than 100 went on to sign professional contracts.
Sneddon is a member of the California Community College Baseball Coach Association Athletic Hall of Fame