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NTT Nishi Nihon hires Makoto Sasaki as batting coach

by on Jan.05, 2011 @ 11:57 am, under Industrial

The media learned on Tuesday that NTT Nishi Nihon has hired 45-year-old Makoto Sasaki as a batting coach.

After his retirement from baseball in 2001, Sasaki took on a coach job with the Hawks in 2003 and then moved on to Orix (2004-2005).  In 2006, he became a coach with Sega Sammy and took over as manager in 2008.  In 2010, Sasaki stepped down as manager of Sega Sammy and was offered the batting coach job with NTT Nishi Nihon.