Dave Wallace, who has spent over 45 years as a player, coach, front office executive and advisor in professional baseball, returns to the Braves organization as a special assistant to pitching.
Wallace's previous tenure with the Braves organization spanned four seasons, from 2010 to 2013, when he served as the club's minor league pitching coordinator.
Since taking his first position as a coach with the Vero Beach Dodgers in 1981, Wallace has worked for seven professional franchises over a 36-year span in a variety of roles at both the major and minor league levels.
The veteran pitching coach has spent 13 seasons at the Major League level, including the last three, from 2014 to 2016, as the Baltimore Orioles pitching coach….He has also served as pitching coach for the Houston Astros (2007), Boston Red Sox (June of 2003-2006), New York Mets (1999-2000) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-1997).
In 2008 and 2009, Wallace worked with the Seattle Mariners organization as a special assistant to the general manager.
Wallace has spent the majority of his career as a member of the Dodgers organization, including a 17-year stretch from 1981 to 1997….He spent his final three seasons (2001-03) with the Dodgers as the senior vice president of baseball operations, overseeing the Dodgers' minor league operations and consulting with the General Manager on baseball operations.
From December 2000 to April 2001, Wallace served the Dodgers as a Special Assistant to the general manager...During the 2001 campaign, he served as the interim general manager from April through October.
While with the Dodgers, Wallace also spent time in uniform, working as a coach at Vero Beach (A, 1981-82), San Antonio (AA, 1983) and Albuquerque (AAA, 1984-86), and he was the Dodgers' minor league pitching instructor from 1987 until he was named Major League pitching coach in 1995.
From 1998 to 2000, he spent three seasons with the New York Mets in a variety of roles including Senior Advisor to the GM, Senior Executive Advisor/Player Personnel, and pitching coach.
The former right-handed pitcher signed as a free agent with Philadelphia after posting a 24-6 record at the University of New Haven and helping UNH to the NAIA Eastern Regional Championship and a spot in the national tournament in 1966…He made 13 major league appearances with Philadelphia (1973-74) and Toronto (1978), and 355 minor league appearances…Dave graduated from the University of New Haven in 1969 with a degree in business administration.
Dave resides in Wrentham, Mass., with his wife Joyce.