Coach Ryan Diehl is a 2009 graduate of Sparkman High School where he help lead the Senators to consecutive playoff appearances and a semi finals appearance in 2008. Ryan went on to play baseball at Northwest Shoals Community College, and later finished his degree at the University of Alabama. Ryan's competitive playing career with VBA started 1998 with the North Alabama Vipers, where he helped the vipers win countless tournaments, state championships, world series championships, and a prized Cooperstown championship in week 2 of 2002. Ryan's baseball knowledge, experience, and love for the game now translates into coaching, where he is a hitting instructor and coach at VBA. Ryan lives in Madison with his wife Nichole, and their two children Banks and Parker. Ryan is the Coach of VBA Vegas Gold and is involved with all VBA 18, 17, 16, and 15 teams.