RuffPath was founded in 2021! Coach Ruffin was challenged by a couple of his friends to start RuffPath because of what he was already doing within his community through speaking, mentoring, basketball training, and life coaching! They challenged him to take a step of faith, and the Lord has just grown and blessed immensely! Coach Ruffin has been able to speak to churches and youth groups, businesses, high school and college sports teams, adults, and youth of diverse backgrounds.
RuffPath is founded upon loving and serving others. Coach has done this by hosting Thanksgiving food drives for those that are in need. He has added value in his local and surrounding communities by hosting public speaking seminars, speaking about mental health and trauma, speaking at men’s conferences, speaking for Christian school chapel services, challenging youth through speaking about the importance of healthy relationships, the importance of leadership, and the importance of being selfless!
COACH RUFFIN’S JOURNEY
Coach Ruffin was adopted at 3 months old, and he has been loved by so many people throughout his life! He attended Pensacola Christian Academy from K4-12 grade. While attending PCA, he was able to learn how to play the piano. He used this talent and gift by playing for his church as their pianist. This church was pastored by his dad for 20 years. Coach Ruffin also played basketball at PCA. He not only found his love for the game, but he also saw that love grow! At his high school graduation, Coach Ruffin received the leadership award, which is the highest award given outside of academics. He graduated from Pensacola Christian Academy, and then enrolled at Pensacola Christian College.
While at Pensacola Christian College, Coach Ruffin majored in Sports Management and minored in Business Management. Coach Ruffin was able to play four years of college basketball, and at his college graduation, received the Presidents Citation of Merit. This is the highest non-academic award given. After graduating, Coach Ruffin stayed and worked towards getting his master’s degree in Educational Leadership. While earning his masters, Coach Ruffin was able to work as an assistant coach in college.
The Lord later opened the door for Coach Ruffin to coach at his high school alma matter for a few months. After leaving as the head coach at Pensacola Christian Academy, Coach Ruffin worked at Dixon School of the Arts in Pensacola. While there, he started as the school bus driver and English teacher but later became the Vice Principal for Middle School and the transportation director.
During his third year at Dixon, the Lord allowed Coach Ruffin to become the head coach at Escambia High School. There, he was able to see many young men graduate, see their lives find purpose, and establish a culture that was ready to learn how to win.
After three year at Escambia High School, the Lord moved Coach Ruffin to Milton High School in Milton, FL. Milton is only about 15-20 located outside of Pensacola. While at Milton, Coach Ruffin was able to teach and coach. In his first year, he taught English and coached the jv basketball team. In his second year, he was moved to a business class while still coaching the jv team. In his third year, Coach Ruffin taught business again while now coaching the freshman team.
In 2021, Coach Ruffin took his vision and started RuffPath! He started by giving basketball lessons after school, while also getting involved in his local community. He joined the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce to start networking and meeting those leaders in the area. He stared by hosting a Public Speaking Seminar and also a seminar on how to start your own LLC. He was able to start making partnerships with The United Way, the chamber, local businesses, and other small business owners that wanted to see him succeed!
Coach Ruffin is excited about his opportunity to continue to serve others as he travels as a motivational speaker, as he helps others as their life coach, and as he influences young people as he trains them through sports and consults them as they apply for college!
I am a dedicated, reliable, hard-working, knowledgeable, and detailed speaker that speaks on mental health, leadership, conflict resolution, and building lasting, healthy relationships. I use my athletic and coaching experiences from both high school and college to teach about discipline, hard work, structure, conflict resolution, and character.
SPOKE AT ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL FCA AUGUST 30, 2019
SPOKE AT ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL FCA NOVEMBER 1, 2019
SPOKE ON TV PODCAST ABOUT ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL BASKEBTALL JUNE 8, 2020
SPOKE AT MARCUS POINTE BAPTIST CHURCH SMALL GROUP SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
SPOKE AT PINE TERRACE YOUTH GROUP IN MILTON, FL MAY19, 2021
SPOKE AT WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURHC IN MILTON, FL AUGUST 11, 2021
SPOKE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN MILTON, FL SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
SPOKE AT LEAD ACADEMY IN MILTON, FL OCOTBER 18, 2021
SPOKE AT PINE TERRACE BAPTIST CHURCH IN MILTON, FL NOVEMBER 7, 2021
SPOKE FOR EPILEPSY OF FLORIDA YOUTH OVER ZOOM CALL JANUARY 27, 2022
SPOKE FOR PARENT UNIVERSITY ABOUT LLC AND LEADERSHIP FEBRUARY 19, 2022
SPOKE AT MEN’S SUMMIT IN CHIPLLEY HALL AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN PENSACOAL, FL MARCH 6, 2022
SPOKE AT FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH IN MILTON, FL MARCH 20, 2022
SPOKE AT MINORITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN PENSACOAL, FL APRIL 23, 2022
SPOKE AT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AT EAST HILL CHRISITA SCHOOL IN PENSACOAL, FL APRIL 29, 2022
HOSTED A NETWORKING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING SEMINAR IN MILTON, FL JUNE 4, 2022
SPOKE AT DEVOTION CHURCH IN PENSACOLA, FL JUNE 12, 2022
SPOKE AT FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES IN PANAMA CITY, FL JUNE 17, 2022
SPOKE AT CIRCLE OF PARENTS FOR “FATHERS MATTER” IN PENSACOLA, FL JUNE 21, 2022
SPOKE AT THE FREEDOM TO BE YOU- SELF WORTH AT SEX TRAFFACKING PENSACOLA, FL JULY 7, 2022
SPOKE TO SYMMETRY FINANCIAL GROUP VIA ZOOM JULY 14, 2022
SPOKE AT UNITED WAY AMBASSADORS TRAINGIN IN MILTON, FL AUGUST 23, 2022
SPOKE AT BLACK BEAUTY EXPO IN PENSACOLA, FL AUGUST 27, 2022
SPOKE AT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH GROUP IN PENSAOCOLA, FL SEPTMEBER 14, 2022
SPOKE AT PATHWAYS TO PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT SEPTMEBER 17, 2022
SPOKE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT UNITY GALA IN FORT WALTON BEACH, FL SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
SPOKE AT SEE YOU AT THE POLE AT MILTON HIGH SCHOOL SEPTMEBER 28, 2022
SPOKE AT LEAD ACADEMY FOR THEIR CHAPEL SERVICE OCTOBER 3, 2022
SPOKE AT WEST FLORIDA BAPTIST CHAPEL SERVICE OCTOBER 7, 2022
SPOKE TO PENSACOLA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM OCTOBER 11, 2022
SPOKE TO PINE TERRACE YOUTH GROUP ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 19, 2022
SPOKE AT WEST FLORIDA BAPTIST CHURCH MEN’S RETREAT NOVEMBER 4, 2022
SPOKE AT OLIVE BAPTIST SMALL GROUP ON HOSEA NOVEMBER 6, 2022
SPOKE TO UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA’S WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM NOVEMBER 6, 2022
SPOKE TO UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA’S WOMENS SOFTBALL TEAM NOVEMBER 7, 2022
SPOKE AT FIRST WEST FLORIDA BAPTIST DISTRICT ASSOCIATION CONGRESS NOVEMBER 12, 2022
OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
SPOKE AT SALT (SISTERS ANOINTED TO LEAD TOGETHER) DECEMBER 5, 2022
PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE- PENSACOLA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 2010-MAY 2012
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 3.5GPA
PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE- PENSACOLA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 2006-MAY 2010
BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT
MILTON HIIGH SCHOOL JV BOYS BASKETBALL COACH/VARISTY ASSISTANT JUNE 2020-PRESENT
ESCAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH JUNE 2017-JUNE 2020
PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HEAD VARSITY BASKETBALL COACH JUNE 2014-DECEMBER 2014
COACHED COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE MAY 2010-MAY 2014
PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OCTOBER 2006-MARCH 2010
PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AT PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY NOVEMBER 2003-FEBRUARY 2006
TEMPORARY CERTIFICATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 3 YEAR CERTIFICATION
READING ENDORSEMENT 2020-2025
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES 2019-2024
GIFTED AND TALENTED ENDORSEMENT 2020-2025
SERSAFE CERTIFICATION 2022-2027
AWARDS, EXTRACURRICULAR INFORMATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS
MOTIVALTIONAL SPEAKING WITH FCA (FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES)
MILTON HIGH SCHOOL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
CPR AND AED CERTIFIED
CAMPS, CLINICS, WORKOUTS
Coach Ruffin offers basketball lessons during specific times throughout the year. There are also times where he offer specific camps and clinics. Please follow him on Facebook to see when lessons, camps, and clinics will be offered.
Coach Ruffin is available to be reached via email, social media, or through his website about how he can better you not only find the right path but stay on the right path. He will first give you a consultation so you are able to find out what the issues are, and then he will guide you through a plan of how to move forward dominating life! Reach out to Coach Ruffin so that he can help you effectively operate through life. For insight and help, please go to the “Contact US” tab to request Coach Ruffin’s assistance.
Keeping track of your physical as well as mental health is very important. The ruff path makes-sure to find an easier way to do that for you.
Coach Ruffin can be reached at the “Contact Us” tab, or by email for requests to have him come and speak at your event! He will get back to you personally. If you are needing a dynamic speaker that will help motivate and encourage, you need to contact Coach Ruffin today!
*(Honorable mention Mr. Ken Bonner Founder of C.A.U.S.E delivered a powerful message today )
Today I was able to meet some great people in the community who are doing great things. I can't wait to expand those connections.
This seminar was very resourceful and allowed me to dive deeper into why I want to speak, where I want to speak, what I want to convey and Who I want to speak to. Jeremy you were able to bring in speakers from a variety of background, age and life experiences. A powerful group of people with intention in their hearts to motivate others. My one up would be to take this first event and break it down into sub categories this was an umbrella of insight. You touched on marketing, you touched on Presentation, you touched on niche and so much more. It has me engaged, determined and motivated to learn more. Well done if you are reading this you do not want to miss out on the next event.
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Meeting other leaders in our community even thought I’m moving I’m still reachable!
We will still grow!
I appreciate you for all the long talks and good laughs. We had a father/son relationship more than a player/coach relationship
I Love you coach ruff🖤
Mason said you always say something positive first and please understand that makes ALL the difference in the world not just to him but to us.
We put so much time, money, and effort into helping our children try to achieve their dreams. Coaches like you are what keep him loving the game and wanting to put that extra effort out.
It truly makes the difference. Thank you for your investment and confidence in Mason and in each of these boys. You’re making a valuable difference!