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. After High School, Baca took his baseball career to Newman University, where he played for Coach Zane Ehling. Jacob's goal is to have an impact on the young men in the organization and prepare them for life on and off the baseball field. Jacob is currently in his seventh year of coaching and enters his second 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 third year of coaching and enters his first 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. After high school Matt signed to Barton County Community College to continue his athletic and academic career. Matt spent two years at Barton where he played 3B for Coach Brent Biggs. 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.
Jacob Compton, assistant coach of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team and Pitching Instructor for the organization, is a 2015 graduate of Goddard High School. After high school Jacob signed to pitch at Pratt Community College for Coach Eric Thompson. 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 at a local Credit Union.
Emilio Escamilla, head coach of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team is a 2015 graduate from Wichita North High School. 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.
Ben Weart, assistant coach of the Kansas Curve Collegiate team is from Charlotte, North Carolina. In high school he played for his dad where he was an All State, County, and Conference player. Ben went on to play collegiate baseball at University of North Carolina Charlotte where he majored in business. Weart began his coaching career in 2002 where he served as the assistant coach at Bethany College. He helped lead the team to a conference championship and a regional birth. In 2004 Ben took the assistant job at Friends University. He also helped lead the team to a conference title and a regional birth. Ben continued his coaching career after his college stints with another local organization, and at Valley Center High School. He most recently coached the Wichita Kings where he placed several players at the college level. Ben is married to his lovely wife Tracy and has 2 sons. Chanlder, a Junior at Tabor, and Cannon.
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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