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 Ehling. He now attends Wichita State University and plans to major in Business. 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 6th 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 a 2016 graduate of Eisenhower High School. After high school Josh signed to play at Tabor College. 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. Josh is currently in his 3rd 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 teacher.
Evan Smith, Secretary of the Kansas Curve, is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School, class of 2012. After high school, Evan went on to play college baseball at Highland Community College, where he was an everyday starter in the OF for Coach Rick Eberly and the Scotties. Baseball was an option for Evan after Highland, however he decided to pursue his passion in education. Evan graduated from Wichita State with his Bachelors degree in Education. Evan and his family reside in Wichita where he works as a salesmen for Foley Equipment.
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. 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 freshman at Tabor, and Cannon. He enters his second year as part of the Curve collegiate team coaching staff.
Kaden White, assistant coach of the Kansas Curve 18u team is a 2018 graduate from Broken Arrow High School. After high school Kaden went on to play his collegiate baseball at Butler County Community College where he served as a LHP. Kaden was a member of the 2018 Kansas Curve 18u team. He enters his first year on the staff and will assist with pitching and other game decisions.
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