Danny Higginbotham – Head Coach
Danny Higginbotham was hired as Head Coach for the Macon Bacon on August 16th, 2017. He is entering his second season with Macon Bacon and his fourth in the Coastal Plain League.
Higginbotham lead the Bacon to the playoffs in year number one with a record of (23-23). Before joining the Bacon, spent two seasons at the helm of the Martinsville Mustangs. In the 2017 season he led the Mustangs to a (14-13) first half record. This was the first winning record the Mustangs had seen in the first half of the season since 2007. Overall, in his two seasons, Martinsville had an overall record of 48-60. He spent the 2015 season as the Pitching Coach for the Morehead City Marlins.
Currently, Higginbotham is a Volunteer Assistant at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. At SDSU he works with the catchers and the hitters along with the coordination of camps. Prior to SDSU, he was an Assistant Coach at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa. At ICCC he worked with the catchers and hitters on a daily basis. During that season at ICCC, the Tritons went (38-16) and were Region 11 Champions. Before joining the ICCC staff, Higginbotham spent two years at Arkansas Tech University as the Graduate Assistant and
David Higuera – Hitting Coach
David Higuera will be rejoining the Macon Bacon staff in year number two. He will be the Hitting coach for the Bacon this summer.
David Higuera is in his third year as an Assistant at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He is the Outfield Coach and Co-Hitting Coach for the Georgetown College Tigers. In his first two seasons of coaching the Outfielders at Georgetown he saw 2 players earn Gold Glove honors in the Mid-South Conference. He has also helped over 10 players to be named to the Mid-South All Conference team in his first two seasons. Last summer he coached 2 of the top 3 hitters in the California Collegiate League and One of them was named a Perfect Game All-American.
David Higuera prepped at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California where he helped the Lancers win the National Classic tournament as well as the CIF-SS baseball title at Dodger Stadium. After High School, he continued his baseball career at Georgetown College where he lettered for 4 years and was named Captain. In his Freshman year, he helped lead the Tigers to their first Mid-South Conference Title. Also, in his Freshman year he hit .349 and was named to the All Mid-South Conference 2nd team. In his Junior year, he helped the Tigers win another Mid-South conference title and make their 2nd appearance ever to the NAIA World Series.
David, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies with a Minor in Psychology at Georgetown College. He recently earned his Master of Arts in Education also at Georgetown College. David’s favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Rams, Lakers, and Angels. He was high school teammates with current Atlanta Brave, Rio Ruiz.
Jake Schuster – Assistant Coach/Clubhouse Manager
Jake Schuster will be joining the Macon Bacon’s this summer as the third assistant/club house manager. This will be his second season under Coach Higginbotham.
Jake has spent two years as a bullpen catcher for Clemson University, one year as the video coordinator for Clemson, and spent this past baseball season as the student bullpen assistant coach for Clemson.
Jake is a native of Charlotte, NC and just finished his fourth year to Clemson University. Jake has been using this time as a stepping stone to become a coach after his time at Clemson is over. Jake has graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and is currently working on his Masters in Athletic Leadership. Jake is looking forward to sharing his baseball knowledge as well as washing and folding the team laundry because no one can fold a jersey like Jake Schuster.
Jake is a Minnesota Twins fan and loves the outdoors and reading when he is off the field.