Richland District Two officials announced at the end of May that Rod Sanders has been approved as Ridge View High School's new head baseball coach.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Sanders comes from an athletic family, whose brother is Reggie Sanders of the Cincinnati Reds. Coach Sander graduated from Wilson High School, then was able to play collegiate baseball at Spartanburg Methodist. He joined his brother in the professional field in 1992 when he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds.
Once his pro career was completed, Sanders began coaching. He has served as the LA Dodgers' organization hitting coach, the assistant coach and head coach at Randallstown High School and OF and hitting coach at Deer Valley High School in Arizona.