Jacob Baca, President/Treasurer, Curve 18u Baca head coach and Curve College GM, 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 varsity/head JV 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 as the head JV/C team/assistant varsity coach. The 2019 season was spent at Circle High School as the head JV coach. Beginning in 2020 Jacob took the assistant varsity job at Wichita North High School where he stayed for 3 years. 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 9th year of coaching and enters his second year as assistant coach at Wichita East. Jacob also works as a para at Wichita East High School. Jacob and his wife Kaylee reside in Wichita.
Matthew Baca, Vice President 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 graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors degree in Human and Health Performance. Matt currently works for Fanestils in the shipping department. He and his wife Caitlyn reside in Emporia.
Aaron Shellenberger, head coach of Curve 18U Orange, is a 2020 graduate of Andover Central High School. At Andover Central, Aaron was a utility fielder and pitcher. Unfortunately, his junior season was cut short due to injury and his senior season was canceled due to Covid. After high school, Aaron went on to play at Tabor College for Mark Standiford. Aaron is currently a Junior at Tabor and is now playing outfield. At Tabor, Aaron is triple majoring in sports management, sports information director, and coaching. Aaron has plans to get his master’s degree in business while working as a graduate assistant baseball coach. During his junior year in college, Aaron was selected to represent Tabor as the male student-athlete representative for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Leadership Team (KCAC SALT). Aaron started as an assistant coach for a local organization in the summer of 2021. When not at college, Aaron resides in Andover, KS. Aaron enters year number 2 with the Curve organization.
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 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 18u purple staff in the summer of 2019, and also on the Pratt CC coaching staff during the 2019-2020 school year. Jacob enters year 4 as assistant coach for the college team. He now lives in Wichita where he works for Textron Aviation as a technical recruiter. Jacob and his fiancé Remy reside in Wichita.
Chris Dawson, head coach of the Kansas Curve collegiate team.
Will Rosenow, assistant coach for Kansas Curve 18u Shellenberger, is a 2020 graduate from Clay Center High School. While at Clay Center he was a 3 year starter on varsity. Will was first team all state pitcher for two years and first team all NCKL pitcher for three years. Unfortunately his senior spring season was canceled due to covid-19. He played for Coach Baca and the Kansas Curve for his senior summer in 2020 where he was one of the top arms in the rotation. After high school Will went on to play baseball at Emporia State for Coach Seth Wheeler. After a short stint with the Hornets, Will transferred to Cloud County CC. Will ultimately decided to give up baseball after an elbow injury. He now attends Kansas State as as student where he is pursuing his degree in Education. Will enters year number 2 with the Curve organization. Will currently resides in Manhattan, KS
James Hoffman, head coach of Kansas Curve 18u Hoffman, is a 2002 graduate of Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Oklahoma. Doing high school, James was a multi sport athlete playing baseball, football, and basketball. After high school went to Northwest Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma where he majored in Physical Education with a minor in Spanish. James sat out of sports for 3 years and then decided to walk on and play football in 2005. After the 2005 college football season, James decided he wanted to pursue a career in coaching. In the spring of 2005 James was named head baseball coach at Cherokee High School. He led them to a 16 win season after only having 3 wins the prior year. In 2006 James became an assistant baseball coach at NWOSU under hall of fame coach Joe Phillips. He stayed on staff until 2008. In the summer 0f 2008 James served as an assistant coach for the Dodge City A's collegiate summer team. James took some time off from coaching and returned to the diamond in 2015 coaching little league in Alva. In 2021 James started coaching with a travel baseball organization in Oklahoma where he was the head coach of his own team. James enters his first year with the Kansas Curve. James currently resides in Alva, Oklahoma with his wife Holly and their 3 kids.
Daniel Mies, head coach of Kansas Curve 18u Mies.
Chris Torres, head coach of Kansas Curve 16u Torres.
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Paddy Walsh, assistant of Kansas Curve 18u Baca.
Kaden McBratney, assistant coach for Kansas Curve 16u Torres.