Doug Coates is the author of Riley’s Winning Catch; Good Character Prevails, the sequel to his first book, Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way. Both children’s books discuss the importance of good character and sportsmanship in stories about baseball and girls’ softball. Coates brings into his books over twenty years of experience as a baseball and softball coach. He also has several years of grant writing experience for local non-profits and is a current board member and past treasurer of the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League. Besides writing, he enjoys watching collegiate and pro football and Major League Baseball. Coates loves researching ancestry and family histories. He has currently five grand-kids, enjoys beach vacations, classic autos, and spending time with his partner, Karen.