|Title:||Assistant Softball Coach|
Ron Bretz is entering his 10th year on the Saints coaching staff in 2017-18. Bretz came on mid-year in Dec 2008 and took control of the pitching staff. During that year, the Saints made their first ever trip to the NJCAA National Tournament. The Saints are 312-122 in his nine years on staff.
Bretz has led a pitching staff that has helped the Saints get to the NJCAA National Tournament every year since he joined the staff. Under Bretz direction, the Saints pitching staff have been among the best in the nation. In addition, Bretz has sent several of his pitchers on to get scholarships at 4 year University’s. Bretz was honored in 2011, 2013, and 2014 as the NFCA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
In 8 different years, Bretz has had at least one of his pitchers named to the NFCA or NJCAA All American team.
Bretz pitched men's fast pitch for 19 years and has been involved in coaching at numerous levels. For 11 years, he was the head coach at Ripley High School. During that time, he led the Eagles to numerous county and division championships. He also started the summer program for younger kids to improve softball in the area. Bretz also initiated the modified and JV programs, the first in Chautauqua County. He sent several players on to college scholarship programs.