Donny Mundie was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and moved to Huntsville at the age of nine. After struggling with knee problems that kept him from walking for three years, Donny did not play baseball until the age of 12. After playing four years in the YMCA program, Donny was a key component of Grissoms pitching staff for four years under Coach Al Smith and in his senior year Coach Ray Walker. After a stellar senior season, Donny signed a scholarship with Calhoun Junior College. After a terrible freshman year at Calhoun, Donny, with the help of his father, regained the form during the summer that had made him a successful pitcher at Grissom. After taking a year off to concentrate on academics, Donny tried out for Mississippi States team in the fall of 1978. He not only made the team but also was ranked by the coaches and players as the top pitcher in the fall season. Donny was Mississippi States number one pitcher through the 1979 season and led them to the SEC Championship and the College World Series as one of the top pitchers in the country with a 10-0 record. Donny lost to Texas in the College World Series but gained much acclaim in that sophomore season and was selected by the Major League Scouting Bureau to play in the prestigious Alaskan summer league in the summer of 1979. After an injury ridden junior year where he went 5-4, Donny came back as one of college baseballs best pitchers in the 1981 season where he went 14-5 and led Mississippi State to its second College World Series appearance in the past three years. After pitching twice during the College World Series that year, including a 4-0 complete game shutout of Michigan in the opening game, Donny was named to the All-Tournament team with a tournament ERA of 1.00. Donny ended his college career with a 29-10 record making him the fourth winning pitcher in Mississippi State history. He still holds SEC and national records with 16 complete games in his 1981 senior season. He was named SEC All-Western Division in 1979 and 1981 and was also named to the SEC All-Academic team in 1981. Donny said that his greatest accomplishment by far, is his wife of 26 years and their three terrific sons.