Texas College head coach Happy Macon has been selected by Commissioner Sean Lomas to serve as the General Manager of the Texas Coastal Baseball League (TCBL) during its inaugural season in the summer of 2020. The TCBL is a 12 team summer collegiate baseball league based in Corpus Christi, TX . The veteran head coach of 4 years also has an extensive background as an assistant of 11 years and is known as a keen developer of talent. He has served as an associate head coach, recruiting coordinator, and a catching, hitting and pitching instructor.
In his first 3 seasons as the Texas College skipper, the Steers have increased their win total and qualified for the Red River Athletic Conference tournament this past season. The Steers improved in every offensive and defensive category on the board each season also. During the 2019 season, the Steers had five Red River Athletic Conference selections including two unanimous selections. Prior to Texas College, Happy Macon spent five seasons in NCAA Division I as the associate to head coach Carlton Hardy at Savannah State. At SSU, Happy assisted Hardy to over a 100 wins in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Tigers earned a berth in the conference tournament four times during his tenure with 2013 being the magical season when they won the MEAC championship qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. That same year, junior All-American RHP Kyle McGowin was drafted during the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in the 5th round by the Los Angeles Angels. Coach Macon coached three All-Americans, one MEAC Player of the Year, one Pitcher of the Year, two MEAC Freshman of the Year and 11 All-MEAC selections for Savannah State.
Prior to Savannah State, Coach Macon returned to Alabama State University, where he was a two sport athlete in baseball and football, to work under 38 year veteran head coach Larry Watkins during the 2006 season. In six seasons at Alabama State the Hornets qualified for the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament four times. During his tenure at Alabama State, Coach Macon coached two All-Americans, one SWAC Pitcher of the Year, one SWAC Freshman of the year and ten All-SWAC selections.
Coach Macon began his coaching career in 2004 in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League with the Carolina Warriors and Due West Indians. Coach Macon was the hitting instructor for both teams under Cincinnati Reds legendary pitcher Pedro Borbon. Coach Macon, being an Alabama State University alum, recruited numerous Historically Black College and University baseball players to play for his summer team where they posted .314 team batting average and led the league in home runs (34). Prior to coaching, Macon spent two years as an associate scout for the Phillies and White Sox.
Coach Happy Macon is a firm believer in community service and living every day for the better good of all mankind. He is a native of Fort Wayne, IN, where he was a standout three-sport star earning the Athlete of the Year award and the prestigious Blanket Award. Coach Macon is married to Marchetta and they have two children, AJ and Maliah. Marchetta is a native of Opelika, Alabama and she is an elementary teacher in the Tyler Independent School District.