He has been coaching and teaching for the last three years since leaving Major League Baseball. He has worked with and taught players that have been drafted down through young kids. Click here for complete bio of playing career.
John is an expert in Hitting & Fielding Instruction. He attended college at Stanislaus State, and in 1991 was a Division II 1st Team All American. He has 5 years of professional baseball experience and over 13 years of coaching experience. He is currently the Pinnacle High School Varsity Baseball Head Coach.
Ryan brings over 19 years of High School baseball coaching experience to Team Dinger. His career includes stops at Salpointe Catholic, Brophy Prep, Saguaro HS, and he now looks forward to his first season taking over the North Canyon HS program. Ryan has been named Arizona Region Coach of the year 3 times and AZ Coach of the year once. His 2011 team holds the All Time Arizona Record for wins in a season at 34. He has two Arizona State Championship Titles and has had teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. He has never coached a high school team that has not made the playoffs. He has been instrumental in sending over 100 players on to college or professional baseball during his High School coaching career.
Troy spent four years at Paradise Valley Community College as an assistant coach. In August 2012 he became the head coach at Arcadia High School. Last year his Arcadia High School team went 18-13 and qualified for the state tournament, losing in the second round.
Matt is 23 years old and a former member of the Saguaro Sabercat varsity baseball team. He won multiple high school awards, including 2nd Team All State. He was a member of the 2010 Paradise Valley Community College Pumas, ranked 3rd in the country. He went on to receive a division one scholarship and played at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Ben played baseball at Fresno State University starting as both pitcher and catcher. In 2002, Ben was awarded Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, a second team college All-American and Western Athletic Conference All-Star. He was drafted as a pitcher by the Oakland Athletics in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft – taken in the 1st round, (30th overall). Ben went on to play 9 years of professional baseball. Ben has worked with and coached players from the ages 8 to 25. Most recently he helped coach at Pinnacle High School and the collegiate summer wood bat league here in Arizona. He coaches both fundamentals and the mental side of the game.