Ronnie is in his 4th Year at Hot Corner Athletics. Since opening Hot Corner Baseball Academy in 2016, he has trained, coached and developed 250+ players into College Baseball & Softball, 3 Independent League Baseball Players, and has been a part of training 30 MLB Draft Picks. His most recent MLB Draft pick is 2019 29th Round Pick, Owen Diodati, taken by the Toronto Blue Jays. Owen decided to attend college and is at the University at Alabama #rolltide. In November 2018, he opened Hot Corner Performance Center in Lockport, NY to increase the strength, conditioning and overall performance development of all Baseball & Softball players in the area. In the last year, he has helped the New York Yankees with scouting in WNY and has been a part of their High School Development Coaching Staff. That has helped open the door to be a part of the coaching staff for the East Coast Pro scrimmage games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, as well as on the coaching staff for the High School Rivalry Game held at Fenway Park between the Yankees and Red Sox. Most recently, Ronnie has been named a scout for Team USA NTIS in WNY. Ron opened Hot Corner Athletics to create a bridge between all sports in the future, but his passion is Baseball & Softball, and that is the market we are trying to create the most value, at this point. As of January 2020, he has become a Franchisee of Juice Plus+, the leader in advancing plant-based nutrition, to bring awareness to parents and families about how they can live a healthier lifestyle. As of March 2020, Ron of Hot Corner, Austin Byler of Major League University and Jake Banwart of BAMFAM, co-founded Dugout Coalition in a collaboration to create a 6 tool training system for all athletes and coaches around the world.
From 2011-2014, he was a member of the Canisius College Golden Griffins Baseball Program where they took home Championships in 2013 (Tournament) & 2014 (Regular Season). He graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Physical Education. Following his tenure with the Griffs, he spent the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Niagara University in Lewiston. With the Purple Eagles, Ronnie worked with the Hitters and Base Runners. In each of his 2 seasons, they increased their base stealing totals, run production, batting average, and on-base percentage. He is also a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Ron resides in Niagara Falls, NY, currently, with his wife, Katelyn and their son, Griffey.
Co-Founder, Dugout Coalition
President, Hot Corner Athletics, Inc
President, Hot Corner Baseball Academy, Inc
President, Hot Corner Performance Center, Inc
Scouting (WNY) & High School Development Coach — New York Yankees
Scout (WNY) — Team USA NTIS
250+ Players in College Baseball & Softball
30 MLB Draft Picks
Franchisee, Juice Plus+
Bachelor of Science Degree
Concentration in Health & Physical Education
2012 & 2013 MAAC All-Tournament Team Selection
2013 MAAC Tournament Champion
2013 2nd Team All-MAAC (Shortstop)
2014 MAAC Regular Season Champion
2014 1st Team All-MAAC (Utility)