Walker High School
Baseball Coach Bios
HEAD COACH - PITCHING
Coach Sandifer is in his 32nd year coaching and his 8th year as the head coach of the Wildcats. Coach Sandifer has previously coached at University of West Alabama from 1988-1991, Marksville High School from 1991-1993, Robert E. Lee High School from 1993-1998, Silliman Institute from 1998-2005, Live Oak High School from 2005-2010, and Walker High School since 2010. Of his 32 years, Coach Sandifer has been a head coach for 23 years. Coach Sandifer is a 1984 graduate of Central High School.
Coach Sandifer pitched for University of West Alabama, getting his Bachelor’s degree in Education, as well as a Masters of Arts and Teaching. In addition to coaching baseball, Coach Sandifer teaches Environmental Science at Walker High School.
Coach Sandifer was raised in Baton Rouge and currently resides in Central with his wife of 15 years, Susan Valentine, and their three children: Randyl (14), Ryne (13), and Reid (9).
Coach Carver is in his 25th year coaching, and his first year as an assistant for the Wildcats. Coach Carver has previously coached at McNeese State University from 1998-2000, at Ole Miss from 2000-2004, as well as a stint as the head baseball coach at Walker High School in 2005. Since 2005, Coach Carver has been focusing on travel baseball.
Coach Carver is a 1993 graduate of Barbe High School. Coach Carver played catcher and outfield at McNeese State University from 1993-1996. Coach Carver graduated from McNeese State University in 1998.
Coach Carver is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and currently resides in Walker with his wife, Tammy, and their 5 children.
HEAD J.V. COACH
Coach Pierce is in his 3rd year as an assistant coach for the Wildcats and in his 8th year overall as a baseball coach. Coach Pierce has previously coached at H.L. Bourgeois High School from (2013-2015), including one year serving as Head Coach (2015), South Lafourche High School (2015-2016), Louisiana Baseball Academy (2016-2017), as well as teaching at Central Lafourche (2016-2017). Coach Pierce is a 2009 graduate of Zachary High School. Coach Pierce played baseball at Baton Rouge Community College before injuries ended his baseball career.
Coach Pierce attended Nicholls State University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and finishing certification in 2017. In addition to coaching baseball, Coach Pierce teaches Introduction to Business Computer Applications (IBCA) and Business Computer Applications.
Coach Pierce is a native of Lockport, Louisiana, and now resides in Denham Springs.
Coach Ragusa is in his 5th year coaching, and his first as an assistant for the Wildcats. Coach Ragusa has previously coached at Central High School and Denham Springs High School. Coach Ragusa is a 2013 graduate of Central High School, after previously attending St. Alphonsus Catholic School.
Coach Ragusa is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a concentration in Social Studies. Coach Ragusa currently teaches Civics and Health at Walker Freshman High School. Coach Ragusa also coaches linebackers on the football team.
Coach Ragusa was born and raised in Central, Louisiana, and currently resides in Denham Springs.