Massengale enters his fourth season working with the 'Jacks as pitching instructor after having spent the previous four seasons working in the junior college ranks following a successful playing career.
Massengale made an immediate impact on the SFA pitching staff as Lumberjack pitchers lowered their opponent's batting average nearly 20 points and allowed a full run per game less than just one year before in his first season.
The 'Jacks have continued to raise their productivity during Massengale's tenure, culminating in a 2011 season in which SFA led the Southland Conference with a 3.57 ERA - the lowest ERA for SFA since 1984 - while the SFA staff also struck out nearly a batter more per nine innings than in 2010.
On his watch he has seen three of his pitchers earn all-Southland honors, including Tyler Herriage in 2010, who was also named to the ABCA all-region second team after putting up eight wins, a 2.89 ERA and leading the SLC with .236 opponent's average.
In his first season at SFA both Richard Folmer and Erich Lehmann were each named to the all-Southland Conference teams with Folmer setting a new SFA school record and tying for the league lead with 12 saves in 13 opportunities. Lehmann also made huge strides under Massengale's tutelage, posting his lowest ERA since his Freshman All-American season of 2006 and dropping his ERA 1.2 runs per game.
The 'Jacks also got a big payoff at the end of the 2009 season as three pitchers were selected by MLB teams as Chris Court, Folmer and Erik Gregersen were all taken in the MLB Draft.
Before SFA, Massengale spent the 2008 season at Weatherford College after three seasons in East Texas at Texarkana College from 2005-2007. While at WC, Massengale's Coyotes led Region V in team ERA, posting a 4.63 ERA - no other team in the league had an ERA under 5.06 - as they finished the season with a 36-17 record. One of his pupils, Josh Turner, earned first team all-conference honors after picking up 10 wins with a 3.57 ERA.
Before his time at WC, the Weatherford, Texas, native spent three successful seasons at Texarkana JC where he helped the Bulldogs compile a 128-40 three-year record. The team reached the Junior College World Series his first year and the regional tournament each of the next two seasons. While there he saw a number of students selected by major league clubs including David Welch and Jamie Richmond in the 2005 draft, and Maurice Bankston in the 2007 draft.
Massengale also put together a solid playing career, earning conference Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore at Vernon College after being an all-district pitcher for the Weatherford High School Kangaroos.
After Vernon, he finished his final two seasons at Texas State in 2000 and 2001. While a Bobcat, he was part of the 2000 Texas State team that won the second of back-to-back Southland Conference Tournaments and upset host Baylor in the first round of the Waco Regional. His 3.09 ERA in 2000 still ranks in the top 10 all-time at Texas State, and his seven saves over his two-year career there are tied for fourth.
Massengale and his wife, Sarah, were married in June of 2009 and reside in Nacogdoches.