Ricky Ward worked for the San Fransisco Giants for thirteen years as a minor league Hitting Coach. HIs job was to assess and begin implementing refinements for players entering professional baseball.
Back in 1989, Ricky was drafted in the 10th Round out of Chemeketa Community College by the San Fransisco Giants as a shortstop. From Chemeketa he was heavily recruited by, Oklahoma State, University of Nebraska, Texas Tech University, Arizona State University. Ricky signed a full scholarship with Arizona State University, but decided to sign with the Giants. He played five years of minor league baseball.