Dino Ebel has risen through the ranks of both the Dodgers and Angels and has made his mark during every stop. The one time LA minor leaguer has turned his attention towards coaching.
The Dino Journey
The Southern California native graduated from Barstow High School back in 1984 and was a standout player, earning co-MVP honors as a senior in the San Andreas League. After making stops at San Bernadino Valley College and Florida Southern College, Ebel signed with the Dodgers after his senior season of college as an undrafted free agent. While Ebel never made it past Triple-A during his time as a professional, he transitioned into a player/coach role before eventually taking on coaching full time.
He spent 8 seasons in the minors as a manager for the Dodgers’ Rookie, Single-A, and Double-A clubs compiling a 531-496 record. He finally reached the Majors in 2006 with the Angels where he spent time on Mike Scioscia’s staff as a third base coach and eventual bench coach. Ebel eventually found his way back home following the 2018 season when the Dodgers brought him aboard to coach third base.
If you love baseball, listen to Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel mic’d up pic.twitter.com/RWrcYgfpPt
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) March 27, 2019
While he has pitched to guys like Albert Pujols or coached others like Mike Trout, Dino hasn’t forgotten where he came from. Instead, he’s made it a priority to give back to the Barstow community. In a turn of events, his community decided to flip the script and show him some love. Barstow High school recently retired his No. 6 that he wore during his time in their program.
Barstow Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Malan had some words of praise for the former Aztec.
“Mr. Ebel has had an exceptional career as a player and coach in the game of baseball, and hearing him speak to our students at Barstow High School inspired everyone who was a part of the ceremony and celebration. He reiterated that his goals have not yet been achieved until he is a manager in the major leagues. And I believe that will happen in the very near future. He is a very humble man and proud of his roots in Barstow.”
He’s become beloved by players and fellow staff alike so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him at the helm of a team in the future. Just take a look at his new Corvette which was gifted by a former player he coached and you’ll see the impact he has on everyone around him.