Ron Engle was a basketball and baseball standout at Frederick High School, following participation in Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion baseball, he pitched for Potomac State College and Shepherd College. Engle became a highly successful basketball coach at Middletown High School, winning 320 games over a 21-year period. He was selected Coach of the Year in 1973, 1979, and 1988, while winning 10 MVAL titles. He was voted State Athletic Director of the Year in 1984. Many times Engle has been a guest speaker at area basketball camps. He is respected for his professionalism, coaching, and organizational skills.