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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The baseball season is winding down for the Scott Bulldogs. The players learned a lot about their coach that they didn't know.

Ralph Green isn't your typical baseball coach. As a Scott grad, he decided a few years back that he wanted to take on a big challenge.

"You know, it's a tough program, it's a different program because that's not a program where a lot of kids are excited about playing baseball," said Green.

But coaching isn't where his story ends. Since 1988 he has been a deputy with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office.

"A lot of the kids wasn't aware of what my real job was. They were assuming all I did was coach baseball and when they saw me in uniform they said, ‘coach we didn't know you were in law enforcement,'" said Green.

Coaching at Scott is certainly a challenge, but Green is taking this challenge head-on using his positive mindset while teaching them how to play.

"They're adolescents. They are 16, 17, 18-year-old kids. They are going through so many things personally and physically and you know I just realized that coming around the inner city, you have to handle them a little bit different because they go through enough stress and strains in their everyday lives," said Green.

"Type of guy that positive keeps me positive because if he's down, we're down. So to have a great, positive coach, it's gonna keep the whole team up," said Roy Lindsey, Scott Senior.

Green is approaching retirement from law enforcement later this year but plans on continuing to coach at Scott. He will keep his positive mindset while inspiring the Bulldogs.

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