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At Edison High, where he coached for 12 seasons, people once referred to him as traitor. But no one has put him on a higher pedestal than Jason Liuzzi, former Fountain Valley pitcher. On his college questionnaire, in the spot asking for his high school coach, he wrote one word: God. But life with Fountain Valley baseball is a day-to-day examination under the microscope. The Barons have won five league championships in his seven years as coach. Those are Sunset League titles. The Barons became the first top-seeded team to win the division since Lakewood in This season, Fountain Valley is seeded second and could become the first Orange County team to win back-to-back titles.
Fountain Valley won league titles on all levels. It takes people awhile to get to know me. Just about everyone has an opinion about La Ruffa, or at least his personality. A few even have it right. Ron finds that funny. He never has a hair out of place. He played the game smooth and he dresses smooth.
There was never a doubt that coaching was his future. La Ruffa made that decision in the sixth grade. Fountain Valley has evolved into a model for other programs--if those that can afford it. Next will be locker rooms for the junior varsity and freshman teams. There is also an excellent feeder program, Fountain Valley Youth Baseball. La Ruffa works closely with the organization and the quid pro quo is sometimes more than players.
The league recently donated new bases to the Baron program. They had a good booster club and great kids. It was just a matter of putting those ingredients together. He wheels and deals. He did, after all, win four Sunset League titles at Edison and took the Chargers to the Division I title game in He was so successful at Edison that he was called a traitor for taking the job at rival Fountain Valley in The Barons had not been to the playoffs since and were coming off consecutive fifth-place Ruffa - I Know A Place.
Four more have followed, including the last three. People tend to focus on the resources, not what he does with them. He creates a lot of things. He wrote down every practice plan and studied the whys.
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La Ruffa landed the Edison job in There was no doubt who was in charge. His dealings with opposing coaches were not abrasive, but they were not always pleasant. Opposing coaches can find him exasperating. La Ruffa Ruffa - I Know A Place angered then-Lakewood Coach John Herbold by insisting that Edison be allowed to join the same Connie Mack League, a summer league made up mostly of college-level teams.
Dealings with other coaches have had that same tough, yet never personal, spin. It had rained earlier in the day and even Oiler Coach Mike Dodd said he did little to dry it out in an attempt to slow down Edison baserunners. He looked hilarious. He yelled a lot.
Yet this intense guy gave the Barons most Wednesdays off during league play. La Ruffa and the Ruffa - I Know A Place coaches would play golf. Early this year, he was telling his assistant coaches this would be his last season. He has since reconsidered, even though the Barons will lose seven starters, including their top three pitchers.
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As a teen, he surfed, played football and basketball, and fell in love with sports journalism. He left The Times Ruffa - I Know A Place
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