Coaching Staff

Coaching StaffBio
Phil Arington -
Coach Arington founded the Cincinnati Spikes in 1990. He is currently the President of the organization and until 2018 been the Head Coach of the Spikes Wood Bat Collegiate team. In 31 total seasons as a head coach, his teams have amassed a record of 1026-237 for a winning percentage of .812%. Notable team accomplishments are numerous Southern Ohio Valley Collegiate League Championships, Southwest Ohio League National Division Championships, Multiple Charter State Championships, and various other National Tournament Championships. Additionally, the Spikes were 2004 USA Baseball Wood Bat National Champions, 2006 Fletcher Baseball National Champions, 2008 IBC Baseball World Series National Champions, 2009 Super Series National Champions and in 2016 administered the Spikes 16 and under Pastime Tournaments and 14 and under Super Series National Champions.
Coach Arington lists his personal relationships as well as the spiritual growth within his players as his most gratifying achievement as a coach. A former collegiate basketball player, Coach Arington spent time participating as a player for Sports Reach, a Christian Sports Ministry dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through sports competition. In addition, Coach Arington has taken eight Christian mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, five of which included the Cincinnati Spikes, and one to Haiti.
Professionally, Coach Arington is Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman and Owner of Scion Companies (the parent company of Prasco Laboratories) and Chairman of the Arington Family Foundation. He is married to his wife La Nora and has five children: Philip II (Spikes player '97-'04), Benjamin, Meagan, Ryan (Spikes player '04-'16) and Amanda. His family also includes seven grandchildren Noah, Nolan, Easton, Xander, Eden, Kingston, and Abigail.
Ryan Arington -14U Head CoachCoach Ryan Arington played for the Spikes from 2004 until 2016 and began his coaching career with the program in 2016. While at Cincinnati Christian Schools, Coach Ryan had a decorated high school athletic career that included 26 school records in both basketball and baseball and local and statewide recognition capturing State of Ohio and City of Cincinnati Player Of the Year awards in both sports. As a shortstop and pitcher at Trevecca Nazarene University, Coach Ryan was a three year starter and member of three Great Midwest Conference championship teams. Coach Ryan's 2018 Spikes team captured the programs 6th National Championship.
A strong follower of the Christian faith, Coach Ryan has been on 4 mission trips internationally.
Professionally, Coach Ryan is Executive Director of Corporate Administration and Facilities for Prasco Laboratories in Mason, Ohio.
Coach Ryan is married to former Little Miami and Asbury University volleyball standout Carly Butler and has two daughters Eden and Abigail. They make their home in the Montgomery, Ohio area.
Trent Hanna - 14U
Assistant Coach
Coach Trent Hanna played for the Spikes from 2002-2004. Coach Trent was an outfielder for the Spikes and at the collegiate level. He is a graduate of Fairfield High School and Morehead State University. During his time at Fairfield, he was a three year starter and recognized as a 1st team All-GMC performer his senior year. While at Morehead State, Coach Trent was a 3 year starter and a team captain his senior year. He obtained his degree in Sports Management in 2008. Currently, Coach Trent serves as the Director of Stadium Operations at Prasco Park and is an associate scout for the Colorado Rockies.

Coach Trent enters his 15th season coaching in the Spikes organization. This season he will be at the helm for the 13U team. Coach Trent will oversee all duties of the team, but work primarily with hitters and outfielders. This is the fourth Spikes team that he has had an opportunity to coach and be a part of.

Coach Trent lives in Lebanon with his wife, Shea and his two sons, Sawyer and Sutton.
Grant Peters - 14U
Assistant Coach
Brian Sensibaugh - 14U Assistant CoachA 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School, Brian joins the Spikes team after spending four seasons with John Calipari as a student manager at UK, and a Graduate assistant with The University of Mississippi athletic program. For the last five years, Brian has been working as a part of the Prasco family, and worked with numerous athletes at Ignition, and with the Cincinnati Angels program as well.