Seminole Sports is an entity operated by a collective group of former high school and college athletes. They are dedicated to putting forth a quality product from which many young athletes will benefit. We truly feel that our customer service, organization, and communication is what sets us apart from others. Our tournament directors have years of experience and are readily accessible on site. Each year we bring in college student interns. Many of these students come back the next year to work on our staff. We pride ourselves in getting to know all of the teams on more than an informal basis in an effort to continue to grow a lasting relationship with all players, coaches, fans, and organizations. Please be sure to read our staff biographies to further acquaint yourself with the Seminole Sports team. We will see you on the ball fields!
John has been active in travel baseball for over 25 years as a player, coach, and tournament director. He is a 2002 graduate of Conant High School where he earned All-Conference awards at both Catcher and Second Base during a 3-year varsity career, 2 of which he captained. In his college career he was a two-year starter and captain at Oakton Community College before wrapping us his career as a member of the University of Iowa Baseball team. John resides in Arlington Heights. He and his wife Meg have three children, Gianna, Gavin, & Jake.
Kevin has recently assumed this new position in the Seminole organization. With the rapid growth Seminole Sports is recruiting more staff and interns. Kevin's role is to ensure all new team members understand their roles and responsibilities, so we continue to provide the same high-quality product and customer service at all venues. The training curriculum he is creating will be roled out to the rookies as well as to all our veteran staff.
Katie has been a Seminole Sports supporter since the origination of the organization when her brother played for them in the 90's, when they were nothing more than a travel baseball team. Along with working with Seminole Sports Katie works for ESPN and does live and remote production work for college baseball, basketball and football games. She's also a die-hard Cubs fan.
Keeyon Has been an umpire at Seminole Sports tournaments for many years. He joined our staff in 2019. The past few years he has assumed the responsibility of Wisconsin Site Director. In addition, he is our Wisconsin Umpire in Chief.
Tony has been active in travel baseball for many years as a player, coach, umpire and tournament director. Tony played on the Seminole travel team in the 90's. His family were great supporters of the Seminoles.
Ladu is a recent graduate from Northern Illinois University. This is his fourth season with Seminole Sports. This year he assumed a new position with his veteran experience. He is now working closely with park district staff to ensure; field and game operations are up to the Seminole standard. If you are ever at a tournament the first thing you will notice is that big smile and friendly face waiting to help in any way that he can to ensure a great experience. Ladu is known for his infectious smile and his hustle. He knows only one speed - fast.
Bob is passionate and extremely excited about promoting youth sports and making a difference in the lives of aspiring young athletes. Bob lives in Schaumburg with his wife Claudia and has three grown children, Katie, Courtney and John.