Jacob Baca, President/Treasurer, current operator, head coach of the 18U Kansas Curve, and GM of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team, is a graduate of Goddard High School, class of 2012. While at Goddard he was a 3 year starter on varsity, earning 1st team all league catcher honors his senior season. He helped Goddard earn a 4th place finish at 5A state in 2012. After High School, Baca took his baseball career to Newman University, where he played for Coach Zane Ehling. Jacob began his coaching career in 2015 as an assistant coach at Wichita West High School. After a short stint he found his way to Andover High School where he spent three years from 2016-2018. The 2019 season was spent at Circle High School. Jacob's goal is to have an impact on the young men in the organization the same way his coaches did for him growing up. He also takes pride in preparing them for life on and off the baseball field. Jacob is currently in his 7th year of coaching and enters his 2nd year as a member of the Wichita North High baseball staff. Jacob also works as a para at Chester Lewis Learning Center.
Josh Oakley, Vice President, and assistant coach of the 18U Kansas Curve, is graduate of Eisenhower High School, class of 2016. After high school Josh signed to play at Tabor College for Coach Mark Standiford. Oakley served as a student assistant coach at Tabor during the 2020 spring. Josh has spent previous summers as head coach for a local 12U team. Josh graduated from Tabor in May 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Strength & Conditioning and is currently pursing his Masters. Josh is currently in his 3rd of coaching and enters his 1st year as a member of the Life Prep Academy baseball staff. Josh also works at Life Prep Academy as a para.
Matthew Baca, Secretary of the Kansas Curve, and hitting instructor for the organization, is a graduate of Goddard High School, class of 2015. While at Goddard he was a 3 year starter on varsity. He earned honorable mention SS honors his sophomore season, 2nd team all league utility his junior year, and 1st team all league utility his senior season. After high school Matt signed to Barton County Community College to continue his athletic and academic career. Matt spent two years at Barton from 2015-2017 where he played 3B for Coach Brent Biggs. While at Barton the Cougars advanced to the Region 6 tournament in Wichita during his sophomore season. Baseball was an option for Matt after Barton but he decided to pursue his degree. Matt currently resides in Emporia, Kansas and attends Emporia State University. He is majoring in Health and Human Performance. Matt also works for Blue Beacon Truck Washing Company.
Jacob Compton, assistant coach of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team and Pitching Instructor for the organization, is a 2015 graduate of Goddard High School. While at Goddard Jacob was a three year starter on varsity. He earned honorable mention 1st base and 2nd team all league pitching honors his senior year. After high school Jacob signed to pitch at Pratt Community College for Coach Eric Thompson. Jacob spent 2 years at Pratt from 2015-2017. His freshman year at Pratt the Beavers made the first round of the Region 6 tournament. They fell just short in the 3 game series with Neosho. After his 2 years at Pratt he signed to William Jewell college where he served as a RHP out of the bullpen. Jacob graduated from William Jewell College in May of 2019 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Jacob spent 1 year on the Pratt CC coaching staff. He now lives in Wichita where he works for Textron at Skyward Credit Union.
Emilio Escamilla, head coach of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team is a 2015 graduate from Wichita North High School. While at North he was a 4 year starter on varsity. Emilio earned 2nd team all city catcher his junior year and 2nd team all city DH his senior year. After High school Emilio went on to play college baseball at Cloud County Community College where he played 1 year for the T-Brids under Coach Greg Brummet. After Cloud County, Emilio transferred to Friends University where he played his remaining 3 years for coach Adam Neisius. He was part of the last Friends University team to play in the national tournament in 2017. During his summers, Emilio worked for the a local Wichita baseball academy until his graduation. Emilio graduated from Friends University in 2019 with a degree in professional mathematics. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in mathematics/ analytics from Wichita State University. He also works there as a GTA. Emilio will be entering his first year as head man for the Curve collegiate team.
Jayce Meyer, Assistant coach of the 18U Kansas Curve, is a 2020 graduate of Maize South High School. While at Maize South he was a 4 year starter in both baseball and cross country. He was a top 10 recruit in the 2020 class on PBR Kansas heading into his senior campaign. He represented Kansas in the the 2017 Midwest region USA team, and the 2019 High Plains Shootout. After his senior year he was selected to the 2020 Wichita Academy League All-Star team. Jayce attended Fort Hays State University for his freshman year where he pursued his degree in Health and Human Performance. He plans to minor in Psychology as well. Jayce's hard work during the fall and winter has earned him a spot in the Tiger starting pitching rotation. A rare feat for a freshman. Jayce will transfer to Cloud County CC and begin his time as a Thunderbird starting fall 2021. After Jayce's baseball career is over he plans to continue giving back to the game and join the coaching world. His ultimate goal is to become a college baseball coach.
Evan Smith, coach from 2015-2018, is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School, class of 2012. After high school Evan signed to play baseball at Highland Community College where he played the outfield for Coach Rick Eberly. Baseball was an option for Evan after Highland, but he chose to pursue his degree in education at Wichita State University. After graduation from Wichita State, Evan spent two years teaching and coaching baseball at Wichita North High School. He now works as a salesman at Foley Equipment.
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