Ron Engle "K" Club Academy

Ron Engle - Owner / Softball Pitching /Hitting

Ron has been a private softball pitching and catching instructor since 2003.  He has been coaching softball since 1995.  I was the pitching coach for RR Gold out of Stockton with head coach Bob Regpala.  I coached for five years at Folsom High School.  Ron currently has 75 students that come to him for  lessons.   I have over 310 college pitchers in college.

Past Coached Teams

2017 Sierra College Pitching Coach

2003 to 2015 Pitching Coach Runnin Rebels Gold (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)

Kelly Cobb - Softball Catchers and Hitting Instructor 

Kelly grew up in Riverside, California where she played 4 years on her high school's varsity softball team.  While in high school Kelly received serval awards for both defense and offense.  Kelly played on Cal Lite and Minors Gold during her travel ball career.  While playing travel ball Kelly got recruited to play Division 1 softball at the University of San Diego.  Two of her four years were taken away due to some injuries.  Kelly still worked hard and finished out her senior year strong and graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies.  Since 2017 Kelly has been giving private catching and hitting lessons to many girls in the San Diego area.  She is now excited to bring her coaching skills to the K Club and looks forwards to helping young girls develop both on filed and in life.  

Jody Cova - Softball Hitting, Fielding, Catchers Instructor

Jody is currently a catcher at Cal State Fullerton.  Jody is in her senior year.  While at Cal State Fullerton they have won three Big West conference championships.  Jody played varsity for four years at Casa Roble High School.  In 2014 Jody was named "Big Stick" player of the year.  Jody helped lead the team to win a section championship in 2016.  in 2017 Jody was named "Golden glove defensive player of the year."  She also won Spring athlete of the year in 2017.  Jody was team captain her senior year and helped lead her team to win conference.  While playing all four years on varsity she won all league honors.  Jody played 3rd base and catcher all through high school.  Jody can't wait to work with your daughter and help take her to the next level! 

Rob Diggle - Softball  Hitting & Fielding Instructor  

 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 was the Head Coach at Union Mine High School. 

Bob Hayes - Softball & Baseball Hitting Instructor

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 was 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. 

Bill Silvan - Softball Hitting Instructor


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.