Ryle Raiders Baseball: Coaches





Pat Roesel, Head Coach


Coach Roesel

Coach Roesel is entering his 24th year as the head coach of the varsity baseball squad. He has compiled a career record of 453-339-9 (.571 winning percentage) coming into the 2016 season. Coach Roesel's teams captured district titles in 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2015.  In 2007 and 2013, the Raiders were also Regional champions and advanced to the state championship round, losing in the first round on both occasions.  The 2007 team finished with a record of 34-7, the most wins in school history, while the 2013 team finished with a 32-8 record. Coach Roesel and JV Head Coach Jim Demler are the only varsity and JV coaches remaining from the original coaching staff during the Ryle's 1992-93 inaugural school year.

Coach Roesel played varsity baseball and varsity soccer at Covington Catholic High School and graduated in 1987. He completed a Bachelor's Degree at Xavier University, where he also played baseball for 2 years, and attained his Master's Degree at NKU. Coach Roesel and his wife, Amy, have three children - Peter (14), Kate (11), and Ty (5).



Jim Demler, Head Coach


Jim Demler

Coach Demler is entering his 24th year as Junior Varsity Head Baseball Coach. Heading into the 2016 season, his JV teams have compiled an overall record of 435-186 (.700 winning percentage). Coach Demler led his JV team to the Ninth Region Championship in 1995, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013 and was runner-up in 2006 and 2014.  His teams topped the 20-win mark for nine straight years between 2006-2014.  His 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2014 JV squads posted a team record 26 wins. Coach Demler also helped launch the freshman baseball program back in 1997. From 1997-2005, his freshman teams posted a 76-27 win-loss record and he led them to a regional title in 1998. Coach Demler and Varsity Head Coach Pat Roesel are the only Varsity and JV baseball coaches that  Ryle High School has ever had since they opened in the 1992.

Coach Demler is a graduate of Dixie Heights High School, where he played varsity baseball for Coach Chris Maxwell.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education at Northern Kentucky University.  He also played baseball at NKU under Coach Bill Aker and still continues to play each summer in the Cincinnati-based adult men's baseball league. Coach Demler and his wife, Jeni, have three children - Cameron (18), Jocelyn (9), and Madelyn (8).


Scott Buckler, Head Coach

Scott Buckler

Coach Buckler is entering his 3rd season as head coach of the Ryle Freshman Baseball team.  His Freshman team last year compiled a   record.  Coach Buckler has 9 years of  baseball coaching experience at notable organizations such as  the Kentucky Colonels Baseball, North Myrtle Beach High School, and Ryle High School. Coach Buckler is a 2000 graduate of Ryle High School, having played baseball from 1997 through 2000. He received the Raider Baseball (MVP) Award in 2000 and still holds the following school hitting and pitching records:

4th highest career batting average (.393)
5th most career hits (116)
9th most single season hits (46)
1st career doubles (30)
3rd most single season doubles (12 in both 1999 and 2000)
2nd most career home runs (16)
2nd and 8th most single season home runs (9 in 1999 and 5 in 2000)
2nd most career  RBI (84)
6th most single season RBI (39)
9th most career Base on Balls (39)
8th most career games played (101)

4th most career pitching wins (13)
5th most single season pitching wins (8)
9th lowest single season ERA (1.61)
2nd most career pitching strikeouts (150)
3rd and 10th most single season pitching strikeouts (78 in 1999 and 53 in 2000)
3rd most career pitching innings (144)
6th and 9th most single season pitching innings (61 in 1999 and 57 in 2000)
2nd most career pitching appearances (30)
5th most single season pitching appearances (12) 

Coach Buckler received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. He then went on to receive his Masters in Education from Union College. Coach "Buck", as he is affectionately referred, currently teaches special education at Dry Ridge Elementary in the Grant County School District. He runs the only autism unit on the elementary level in the county. Coach Buckler and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Florence, Kentucky.