Lee & Cheryl Ruff
Let’s Get to Know Each Other
Our love of teaching, training and coaching, as well as a team approach to completing projects makes working with My Backyard Sports a dream come true. We are looking forward to sharing this dream with others.
Everyone has a story, here is Lee’s
Lee has worked in corporate America for over 30 years in sales management and strategic account sales. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University. Understanding customer needs and finding solutions allowed him to have a successful sales career. With My Backyard Sports he is able to take those transferable skills and will bring fun and happiness to the Austin Area.
Favorite Sports Quote –”Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you”. Satchel Paige
Favorite Team – Michigan State Football
First Sports Experience – Detroit Tiger Game, the grass was so green.
Favorite Sports Experience -Daughter starting as a high school varsity player as a freshman.
Why I’m In This Business
Lee Ruff has always had a love of sports. Both playing and watching on TV. His dream has always been to have a career related to sports, and when my wife and I had our daughter Bella, youth sports dominated our lives. Both my wife and I coached our daughter and for me it was countless hours of backyard training. These were the best memories with my daughter and I will always cherish them. My Backyard Sports gives me the opportunity to bring families closer together and allows young aspiring athletes to be their best.
A Passion For Building Relationships and Trust
Lee built his sales career on this passion and this has allowed him to exceed customer expectations throughout his career.
Cheryl Ruff, MBS Austin
Everyone has a story, here is Cheryl’s.
Cheryl Ruff has had a successful 30 Year career in asset and property management in the commercial real estate industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas. Her Leadership skills included the direct training, supervision and review of property management staff. Her organizational and interpersonal skills have allowed her the ability to manage multiple projects, leading team members to complete tasks in a timely manner and the opportunity to establish and maintain excellent relationships with industry vendors.
Favorite Sports Quote –”There’s no crying in Baseball.” Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own.
Favorite Team – Dallas Cowboys
First Sports Experience – Watching the 1979 Super Bowl XIII – Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers.
Favorite Sports Experience – Watching her sister perform as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
Why I’m In This Business
Cheryl played recreational softball as a child and could not wait for the day that her daughter, Bella showed an interest in the sport. Participating as a coach and fan of her daughter’s softball team has been one of the greatest joys in her life. Her daughter is now 16 years old and plays both select and high school softball. In 2021 Bella’s high school softball team was ranked #1 in the nation and went 36-3. The passion and commitment that the players showed during each rigorous season is nothing short of amazing. The girls showed what team work is all about on and off the field.
A Passion For Achieving Her Goals
Cheryl went to school at night for 11 years while working a full time commercial real estate job and working part time as a restaurant hostess. Her commitment to completing her college degree is one of her greatest achievements. Her passion for Achieving her Goals continues today, as she and her husband fulfilled the dream of owning their own business.