Coach Ringwald began playing baseball at four years old in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. A 12, his family relocated to Ontario where he played AAA for the Oakville A’s. He was a Bantam COBA All-Star and a high average/contact hitting pitcher, catcher, and third baseman. He played two seasons for the Halton Athletic Club in the CEBC, SEMBA, and AABC, but suffered an arm injury at 16 that could not be surgically repaired. At 18, he played his final season for the Ontario Falcons of the Canadian Elite Baseball Conference, primarily as a DH/1B where he finished his final season with a .500 batting average. He led his team in batting average, hits, 3Bs, SBs, OBP, HBPs, and RBIs.
Despite numerous opportunities at junior college, NAIA and Division II programs, Coach Ringwald opted not to attend post-secondary on baseball scholarship after a second failed shoulder repair.
Coach “D” began his coaching career at the age of 16 when he trained the catchers of the Oakville Whitecaps — a team that captured the 12U Halton Region district championship. He served as a player coach at Thomas A. Blakelock High School in Oakville in 2001 and 2002.
After staying away from baseball for a couple years due to 2 unsuccessful shoulder repairs, Coach D started Northern All-Stars Baseball and is entering his 18th season as a professional instructor. Coach D teaches all aspects of the game, however the majority of his work is with hitters and catchers.
During his 18 seasons, he has taught over 700 players, including many that have played or are currently playing college baseball in Canada and the United States. Coach D has worked with and helped place players in NCAA Division I, II & III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, II & III, OUA and OCAA schools. He has also had the privilege to work with 4 players that were selected in the MLB draft. (Reds, Blue Jays (2), Royals)
Coach D. Ringwald has taught and helped places players in the following programs:
MLB - Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinatti Reds, Kansas City Royals
NCAA Div. 1 – Bowling Green State, Ohio University, University of Maine, NJIT, Coppin St., Hofstra University, Niagara University, Central Arkansas, Canisius College, Stony Brook University,
NCAA Div. 2 – Slippery Rock, Bemidji St., Salem University,
NCAA Div. 3 – Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Elmira College,
NAIA – U of Indiana at Kokomo, St. Francis University, Antelope Valley University, Point Park University, University of British Columbia, Muskingum University, Cornerstone University, Midland University, Indiana Tech
NCCAA – Bethesda University
NJCAA Div. 1 – Iowa Western CC, Southwestern CC, Marshalltown CC, Pratt CC, USC-Lancaster, McCook CC, Labette CC, Trinidad St. College, Cloud County CC, Dawson County CC,
NJCAA Div. 2 – Bay College, Sussex County CC, Lewis & Clark CC, Danville Area CC, Lakeland CC (OH),
NJCAA Div. 3 – Niagara County CC
CCCA – Ventura College, Antelope Valley College, San Joaquin Delta College,
OUA – U of Guelph, U of T, Laurier, Waterloo, Brock, Carleton, U of Ottawa, Western
OCAA – George Brown, Fanshawe, Humber, Seneca, Durham