John Ditore was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended Bishop Blanchet High School where he lettered all four years in baseball and three years in football. In John's senior baseball season, he was elected to the All-City and All-State teams at second base. He ranks in the top ten for each of the following categories in school history: single season runs, all-time runs, single-season batting average, single season games played, and career games played. As an active member in his school community, John was also elected Student Body President by his peers. After graduating from Blanchet, John moved east to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he continued his baseball career. Also a four year letterman at W&L, John was voted First-Team All-Conference Shortstop in his junior season. That year, he helped bring W&L Baseball its first conference championship in school history. He graduated in 2010 and majored in Business Administration and Sociology/Anthropology. John currently works in Washington, DC and plans to return to law school in the next couple years.