Retired San Gorgonio High baseball coach Bill Eatinger had just returned from the wedding of a long-ago player, slipping a bit from any perceived tough coaching exterior.
He’s already stepped aside as coach.
“Those kinds of relationships,” he noted, “is one reason you go into coaching.”
Ryan Porter, known more for a pro football career, was that former Eatinger player. Said Eatinger: “He was a JV player for me. Ryan’s gone through a lot since