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CARLOS MESA

CARLOS MESA

Name: Carlos Mesa Hometown/High School: Silver Spring, MD/Montgomery Blair High School Year started with Koa: 2017 Coaching/Mentor experience: 5 years Current teams coaching: 12u/Drillers- BABL AA Off-field interests/hobbies: Xbox Favorite MLB team/player: Nationals/Bartolo Colon Favorite Baseball experience: Helping to win senior night, beating the senters for 3rd place

STEVE FRIEDMAN

STEVE FRIEDMAN

Name: Steve Friedman Hometown/High School/College: Rockville/Rockville High School/Montgomery College Year started with Koa: January 2017 Coaching/Mentor experience: Koa baseball camp/3 1/2 years coaching travel and BABL Current teams coaching: 12u travel/BABL A Legends Off-field interests/hobbies: Mountain Biking, Pick up Basketball, Watching Ravens and Orioles Favorite MLB team/player: Orioles/Fernando Tatis Jr Favorite baseball experience: 12u Cooperstown as a player/All travel tournaments as player…

MIKE EVANS

MIKE EVANS

Name: Mike Evans Coaching Experience: Mike Started coaching with Koa in 2011 through 2014. He Returned to coach in the summer of 2017. Mike has coached most age groups with Koa travel baseball, mainly 10U-16U travel teams. He has coached High School Varsity and Junior Varsity teams for Koa. He is also an Assistant Coach for…

Brock Hunter

Brock Hunter

What does Shaping Kids’ Lives Through Sports mean to you?: “Helping kids grow up, learn life lessons, and skills through sports to get real life experiences.” Playing Experience: Played in Great Falls Little League and McLean Babe Ruth when I was a kid. Graduated from McLean High school and played three years at Coastal Carolina before…

JOHN PASEUR

JOHN PASEUR

Name: John Paseur Hometown/High School/College: McLean, Virginia/Landon School/Johns Hopkins University Year started with Koa: Fall 2016 Coaching/Mentor Experience: organized the Johns Hopkins Club Baseball team, worked with Impact Sports Baltimore, and coached baseball during his undergrad. Coached at the middle school of the Calvert School in Baltimore, is the current middle school head coach, is the…

PAT HISLE

PAT HISLE

Name: Pat Hisle What does Shaping Kids’ Lives Through Sports mean to you? “Shaping kids lives through sports to me means helping kids build life skills and relationships through the game. Many of the most important lessons in life I learned happened on a baseball field and I cherish the opportunity to share my knowledge with…

MARK BROWN

MARK BROWN

Name: Mark Brown How Long Coaching for Koa, Capacities: 2 years, 2 years with AA Changeups, 3 years of Travel. What Makes You Tick/ Motivated: Winning while bringing the team together. I love seeing the progress and hard work that brings the team together. Previous Baseball Experience: Played 4 years at Wootton High School, finished…

Steve Christakos

Steve Christakos

Name: Steve Christakos Playing Experience: Steve attended and played at Walter Johnson High School in Rockville, MD and then Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. Coaching/Mentor experience:  Steve Currently coaches the 18u AA BABL Baysox team. He has also coached as an assistant at Walter Johnson High School. Year started with Koa: 2012  

Ian Thorne

Name: Ian Thorne How Long Coaching for Koa, Capacities: This is my second season at Koa and will be coaching the BABL AA Farmers. What Makes You Tick/ Motivated: Passion and hardwork is what makes me tick. I am looking for coaches that want to get better every day. Previous Baseball Experience: I played baseball…

Howard Bolden

Howard Bolden

What does Shaping Kids’ Lives Through Sports mean to you?: “It means teaching them that hard work pays off in all aspects of life, not just on the baseball field. It means teaching them to respect their opponents and respect each other. Working together as a team towards a common goal.” Playing Experience: Coach Howard…

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