- Coach Daryl Ringwald’s wide range of coaching experiences provides Coach McKay with many complementary attributes. Daryl’s coaching career started 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 injuries, he started Northern All-Stars Baseball and is entering his 14th season as a professional instructor. During this time, he has taught over 500 players, including many that are currently playing on scholarships in Division I, II, III, NAIA, NJCAA, and OUA schools, such as Bowling Green State University, Indiana University Kokomo, San Joaquin Delta College, Slippery Rock University, Labette Community College, Western University, University of Guelph, University of Rochester, Hofstra University, Point University, Trinidad State Junior College, Indiana Tech, Midland University, and Bemidji State University, as well as Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds).
- Daryl has joined the instructor staff at The Dugout—the Team Ontario Astros off-season training facility that also provides clinics and camps to younger players.
- Coach Ringwald began playing organized baseball at four years old in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He moved to Ontario at 12 and played for the Oakville A’s where 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. He played his final season for the Ontario Falcons, primarily as a DH/1B and finished his playing career with a .500 batting average.
- Despite numerous opportunities at junior colleges and Division II programs, Coach Ringwald opted not to attend post-secondary on baseball scholarships after a second failed attempt at shoulder repair. When one door closes, another opens; and Coach Ringwald’s love of the game eventually led to Northern All-Stars and 14 seasons of successful business practices in the training of college-bound baseball players. Coach Ringwald’s positive impact on the 16U squad has been immediate, based on the team’s quick development and their recent undefeated run at the Memorial Day tournament in Troy, Ohio. Welcome to the Team Ontario Astros, Coach Ringwald!