ROB DIGGLE

 

ROB DIGGLE HAS BEEN COACHING EITHER BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL SINCE THE EARLY 1980'S. HE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH AT SAN BENITO HIGH SCHOOL IN HOLLISTER, CA FROM 1981 -1984. FROM 1985 -1989 HE WAS AN ASSISTANT COACH AT TWO PAC 10 SCHOOLS. ROB WORKED ON A MASTER'S DEGREE AND HELPED AT STANFORD IN THE 85'-86' SEASONS AND THEN SPENT 3 YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. WHILE AT WASHINGTON COACH DIGGLE COMPLETED HIS MASTERS DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY FROM SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY. ROB'S PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES WERE HITTING, RECRUITING, AND INFIELD PLAY AT UW.

IN THE 1990'S ROB GOT INVOLVED WITH SOFTBALL WHEN HIS DAUGHTER BEGAN TO PLAY. HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH SEVERAL ASA ORGANIZATIONS AND CURRENTLY IS HELPING WITH ALL-AMERICAN SPORTS ACADEMY OUT OF TRACY, CA. HIS TEAMS HAVE BEEN MANY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, FINISHING AS HIGH AS 7TH IN THE COUNTRY. COACH DIGGLE HAS WORKED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY (ASA TEAM MEMBERS) WITH OVER 50 COLLEGIATE PLAYERS. ROB IS THE HEAD COACH AT UNION MINE HIGH SCHOOL.

BOB HAYES

 

BOB’S FAST PITCH SOFTBALL CAREER STARTED BACK IN 1977, WHERE HE PLAYED FOR CARMELITA’S OF ROSEVILLE CALIF. CONTINUED TO PLAY FOR THE NEXT 14 YEARS FOR A VARIETY OF A AND OPEN A TRAVEL TEAMS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL BASED OUT OF SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA. BOB ENDED HIS PLAYING CAREER WITH THE ROSEVILLE MERCHANTS IN 1994 AT AGE 41. 

BOB STARTED COACHING IN 1995 AT A LOCAL RECREATIONAL LEAGUE IN ORANGEVALE CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE COACHED FOR TWO YEARS. IN 1997 HE STARTED COACHING TRAVEL BALL WITH THE GOLDEN THUNDER 12U. BOB CONTINUED COACHING WITH A VARIETY OF TRAVEL TEAMS; SACRAMENTO DYNASTY 12U &14U, CAPITAL CITY COMETS 14U & 16U AND THE ROSEVILLE HEAT 18U AND 18 GOLD. HIS TEAMS HAVE ALL PLAYED IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS ASA, NSA AND TRIPLE CROWN VENUES. FINISHING IN THE TOP 20 IN TWO ASA NATIONALS 18U. TOP 10 IN TRIPLE CROWN NATIONALS 16U. CHAMPIONS IN THE 16U TRIPLE CROWN FIREWORKS TOURNAMENT IN DENVER COLORADO. SECOND PLACE IN NSA NATIONALS 12U. 

BOB WAS HEAD VARSITY SOFTBALL COACH AT BELLA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL IN FAIR OAKS CALIFORNIA FROM 2002 TO 2007, WHERE HE LED THE BRONCO’S TO THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH IN 20 YEARS IN THE 2007 SEASON.

BOB WAS ALSO AN ASSISTANT COACH AT SAC CITY COLLEGE FOR FOUR YEARS. BOB IS CURRENTLY THE HITTING COACH FOR SIERRA COLLEGE.

HIS SON HEATH HAYES PLAYED BASEBALL AT SAN DIEGO STATE WHERE HE RECEIVED ALL AMERICAN HONORS AND WAS ALSO NAMED MVP OF THE WAC HE SENIOR YEAR (1994). HEATH WAS DRAFTED BY THE CLEVELAND INDIANS IN 1994 AND WENT ON TO PLAY SEVEN YEARS WITH THE INDIANS ORGANIZATION, ENDING HIS CAREER WITH THE TRIPLE A BUFFALO BISON IN 2001. BOB AND HEATH STARTED TRIPLE PLAY SCHOOL OF ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT IN 2002, WORKING WITH SOME OF THE ELITE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PLAYERS IN THE AREA, SOME OF WHICH HAVE PLAYED OR ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING AT THE D2 AND D1 LEVEL, INCLUDING HIS DAUGHTER KAYLA HAYES WHO ATTENDED SAN JOSE STATE. 

BOB IS MARRIED TO JANET HAYES (30 YEARS) AND A PROUD FATHER OF FOUR DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON AND THREE GRAND CHILDREN.

ROB DIGGLE

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 Rob Diggle

  Softball
   Hitting & Fielding
  916.505.1005  r13d13@aol.com

 Bob Hayes


  Softball & Baseball Hitting
  916.261.0066  hayesbob3312@gmail.com

 David McNay


  Softball Hitting & Pitching
  408.712.1764
  mcnay07@yahoo.com

 Bill Silvan

  Softball Hitting
916.869.9748  lessons@1stsourceathletics.com


RON ENGLE 

DAVID McNAY           BILL SILVAN

dAVID MCNAY



David has been coaching softball since 2007 for both his oldest and youngest daughters. He has coached girls from the age of 5 through 16 years of age. He began coaching at the travel level in 2010. He believes learning the game is a progression and teaches skills in the same manner. His unique coaching style allows him to build rapport, trust, and confidence quickly with the athletes he works with. David also works hard to ensure the athletes play the game with a strong mindset. He believes a strong mindset is a powerful tool both on and off the field.





BILL SILVAN

 

WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A COACH AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR IN FASTPITCH SOFTBALL, BILL HAS TAUGHT HUNDREDS OF ATHLETES THE ESSENTIAL FUNDAMENTALS AS WELL AS THE ELITE TECHNIQUES TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE FIELD. BILL WAS A D1 COLLEGE CATCHER AND HAS SINCE SPENT MANY YEARS PASSING ON THE SKILLS OF CATCHING. IN ADDITION TO CATCHING, BILL HAS TAUGHT MANY HITTERS BOTH THE FUNDAMENTAL AND ELITE TECHNIQUES OF HITTING, INCLUDING LEFT HANDED SLAPPING. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE MENTAL SIDE OF HITTING TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE FIELD.

RON ENGLE 


RON HAS BEEN A PRIVATE SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR SINCE 2003. HE HAS BEEN COACHING SOFTBALL SINCE 1995. RON HAS BEEN THE OWNER OF THE “K” CLUB SINCE 2010. RON CURRENTLY HAS 75 STUDENTS THAT COME TO HIM FOR LESSONS. I HAVE OVER 250 COLLEGE PITCHERS IN COLLEGE.


PAST TEAM COACHED


2017 -  SIERRA COLLEGE PITCHING COACH
2003-2015 – RUNNING REBELS PITCHING COACH 18 GOLD

2008 PITCHING COACH CALIFORNIA GRAPETTE'S GOLD (18 GOLD)
2000-2005 ASSISTANT COACH FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL (VARSITY)
2002 ASSISTANT COACH NOR CAL LITE (14U)
2001 ASSISTANT COACH CALIFORNIA STING (14U)
2000 ASSISTANT COACH FRESNO FORCE (12U)
1998-1999 HEAD COACH SACRAMENTO DYNASTY (12U)
1997 ASSISTANT COACH LADY BLAZERS (10U)