Mackey Sasser, Head Coach

Coach Sasser was named Wallace-Dothan’s head coach at the beginning of the 1997-1998 baseball season. Starting the 2011-2012 season, Coach Sasser was named the Athletic Director for all Govs’ sports. Wallace finished third in the 2018 NJCAA Region XXII tournament. Going into the 2019-2020 Season, Sasser has a record of 717-422 as head coach at Wallace. Coach Sasser has been named Coach of the Year six times (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2017, 2019), and also led the Govs to the Conference Championships in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2017, and 2019. Under Coach Sasser, the Govs were NJCAA Region XXII Champions in 2017 and State Runner-ups six times (2000, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2016, and 2018).

Coach Sasser grew up in Tallahassee, Florida where he attended Godby High School. He attended Wallace Community College from 1981-1983, where he was one of top JUCO prospects in the Alabama area and led the Govs to a State Championship in 1983. He signed with the San Francisco Giants organization after being drafted in the second round of the January free agent draft in 1984. Coach Sasser played three years in the Giants Minor League system. He was named Team MVP for all three years and Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 1985. Coach Sasser spent nine seasons in the MLB with the Giants, Pirates, Mets, and Mariners.

Coach Sasser now lives in Dothan with his wife Terra and their children.

Contact Information

1141 Wallace Dr.
Dothan, Al 36303

334-556-2416
334-556-2538 (fax)

msasser@wallace.edu

Niko Buentello, Assistant Coach

Niko will be entering his second year with the Govs in 2019. In his first year, Niko worked with the Govs to hit .340 with 62 homeruns this past. Niko committed to the University of Oklahoma after high school. He then transferred to Grayson Community College after a coaching change at Oklahoma. After Grayson, Niko signed with Auburn University. He was selected in the 16th round of the MLB Draft after his year at Auburn and coached the last two summers with DBAT Elite out of Texas. He graduated from Auburn with a degree in Public Administration. Coach Buentello will be working with infielders and hitters.

Contact Information

nbuentello@wallace.edu