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COACHING CAREER: Ronnie Ortegon is in his first season on the Major League coaching staff and in his seventh season in the organization...he is the first Reds coach to hold the title of assistant hitting coach...joined the organization in October 2006 and until he joined manager Dusty Baker's staff in 2013 spent 6 seasons as the Reds' minor league roving hitting coordinator...he came to the Reds following a 2-year stint as a coach for the Rangers' Class AA affiliate in Frisco (2005-2006)...began his professional coaching career in 2002 with the Phillies, when he managed Class A Batavia of the New York-Penn League...coached at Class AA Reading in 2003 and for the Phillies' GCL affiliate in 2004 before joining the Rangers.

PLAYING CAREER: On 9/26/88 was signed by the California Angels to a minor league contract and played professionally for 2 seasons...the former infielder was signed by Joe Maddon.

PERSONAL: In 1984 graduated from Plainview (TX) High School...played baseball at Lubbock (TX) Christian University and Grand Canyon University in 1993 graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in physical education...for 8 seasons from 1994-2001 was the head baseball coach at Forney (TX) High School...Ronnie and wife Gina live in Lakeway, TX with daughters Elena Nichole, Erika Grace and Ana Maerose.

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