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Ron McKay has served as a coach in high school, college and pros, also as instructor

Ron McKay 1990 Utica Blue Sox card, McKay with five other coaches

Ron McKay has long been a baseball coach, but he's also been a teacher, according to Hofstra University.

Alongside his coaching duties in college, McKay has continued to be a physical education teacher for the Westbury School District on Long Island.

Along the way, McKay also spent a short time as a coach in the pros, three years spent in the White Sox system at short-season Utica.

McKay started off at Queens College, helping them to the conference title in 1981 and NCAA regionals.

He then went into coaching, serving as Queens' assistant coach and then head coach for two years.

Then came the White Sox, where he coached Utica in 1990 alongside Bill Ballou and Charlie Lau Jr., as well as manager Tommy Thompson.

McKay moved to high school coaching after that, at Westbury and Bethpage. 

He also coached in college, as an assistant at SUNY-Old Westbury, then as an assistant at the New York Institute of Technology, LIU-Post and then as a volunteer assistant at Hofstra, through at least 2016-2017.

McKay has also served as a baseball instructor with the New York Baseball Academy.

A parent quote on the academy page references multiple coaches, including McKay - Ronnie McKay.

"The staff at the NYBA couldn't have made all of my boys’ first week of camp this year more enjoyable," the parent was quoted as saying.

Ron McKay 1990 Utica Blue Sox card, McKay with five other coaches

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,629
Made the Majors:1,248-34.4%
Never Made Majors:2,381-65.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:520
10+ Seasons in the Minors:307

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