Northside Baseball Club is founded by Coach Steve Kobo. In recent years he has learned what club baseball is all about. Unfortunately, many high school players fall through the cracks when it comes to moving on to play college baseball. Coach Kobo started this organization for that main reason. Within three years Coach has assisted in placing 53 players into baseball collegiate programs. Since not every ball player is a D1 candidate, there are other avenues to pursue while following his dream during college. The kids are students first, before they are athletes. In order to play with Northside Baseball Club, the student-athlete must maintain a 3.0 GPA. He must have good moral character with mannerisms that are socially adaptable. He must also contain a positive mental attitude daily and be able to workout on his own (schedule provided). Playing for Northside Baseball Club is a commitment.
High School (Katy High School)
1978-1982 - Four year Varsity Letterman
1978 - 79 - (Freshman) All District
1979 - 80 - (Sophomore) All District/All Region
1980 - 81 - (Junior) All District/All Region Second Team All-State
1981 - 82 - (Senior) All District/All Region Second Team All-State
College (Texas A&M University) 1982-1984
Signed as a Pitcher, moved to catcher
Post Playing Career
Employed with law enforcement agency for 16 years. (Retired)
2017 - Present - TASO High School Baseball Umpire Level 3, Junior College and DIII Umpire.
2019 - 2020 Assistant Select Team Coach NXT LVL Prospects Baseball
2020- Present Founder/Head Coach Northside Baseball Club
SFA, Angelina College, Angelo State University
Rawlings First Team All-Region 2017
First Team All-Conference 2017
Angelina Jr. College All Conference
MLB Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – Bullpen Catcher/Assistant to the Hitting Coach
Baltimore Orioles – International Scout (Latin America)
MLB Scouting Bureau – Scouting Development Program (“Scout School”), Santo Domingo, DR
Baltimore Orioles – Instructional League Field Staff
Miami Marlins – Minor League Coach (AAA New Orleans)
Tampa Bay Rays – 5 levels, 2 seasons; reached AA in 2003
Independent Professional Baseball – 5 seasons, 9 teams
Oglethorpe University – Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Northeastern Junior College – Head Siena Heights University – Graduate Assistant/Pitching Coach
Sterling Xpress – Head Coach, College Summer League (RMBL)
Sterling Xpress – General Manager
New Mexico Junior College – Volunteer Catching Instructor, Volunteer Mental Skills Coach
College of Southern Nevada – Volunteer Batting Practice Coach
North Park University – Guest Catching Instructor, Guest Batting Practice Coach
Robert Morris University – Guest Catching Instructor, Guest Batting Practice Coach/Pitching Coach, Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
Georgia Gwinnett College – Assistant/Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Northside Baseball Club has a College experience week tournament. Having 50 Student Athletes between three teams with a combined average GPA of 3.78 they all are treated as college players. Players are paired to room together, as well as learn about one another. As an organization, we were fortunate enough to have Three Ex-Major League players as guest speakers. Explaining what it took for them to make it from high school to college to the MLB. What kind of dedication it takes to make it to each level throughout their careers. Followed by a question and answer session. Parents as well as players welcomed the information. What a great night! Player meetings, pitchers and catchers discussed pitch sequence and count efficiency. Morning workouts, a little mile or so run with some stretching exercises. Player breakfasts, and room checks. On our day off we spent the day at Six Flags Water Park. Parents came along as well. What a great trip! Northside Baseball Club makes every attempt to prepare the baseball player for his next level.
Mason Creasy '20 Murray State College - '22 Southeastern Louisiana University
Taylor Petty '20 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
Dylan Mc Culloch '20 Dawson Community College Glendive, Montana
Nick Richards '20 Howard Payne University Brownwood, TX
Miguel Bonilla '20 Salem University Salem, West Virginia
Greg Ferguson '21 Southwestern University Georgetown, TX
Jacobe Foster '21 Southwestern College Winfield, Kansas/ '22 San Jacinto, Houston
Cole Lingerfelt '21 McMurry University Abilene, TX
CJ Boudreaux '21 Luther College Decorah, Iowa
Robert Avalos '21 Clarendon College Clarendon, TX
Justin Sawtell '21 Arlington Baptist University Arlington, TX
Patrick Wiggins '22 McMurry University Abilene, TX
Brian Walker '22 Hesston College Hesston, KS
Cody Young '22 Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, KS
Jose "Rico" Aviles '22 Kansas Wesleyan, Salina KS
Ayden Slott '22 Ft. Scott College, Fort Scott KS
Dylan Tate '22 Western College, Snyder TX
Dallas Saunders '22 Kentucky Christian University, Grayson KY
Caleb Auburg '22 Wayland Baptist University, Plainview TX
Jaxon Burns '22 Dallas College Cedar Valley, Dallas TX
Drew Webb '22 Waldorf University, Forest City IA
Tyler West '22 Waldorf University, Forest City IA
Isaac Millan '23 MidAmerica Nazarene Olathe, KS
Raul Gaspar '23 Southwestern College, Winfield, KS
Northside Baseball Club was a breath of fresh air on how a baseball club should be run. The college weekend was the start of an amazing experience and was a big hit with kids rooming together that didn’t now know each other. My son and the young man he stayed with have become fast friends. They floated the river together, ate together and spent the weekend as a college team would. From that weekend on all the boys seemed to have an amazing bond and went on to win two big Five Tool tournaments. Not only did the parents and kids get to experience an amazing baseball season, but also many new friendships. Coach Steve has been a great leader and influence to all the boys. Can’t wait for the fall season.
We have two boys and have played with multiple organizations within Montgomery County. This past season was amazing for both of our boys. They were challenged, rewarded, learned new positions and most of all improved as overall players. Coach Kobo has a love not only for the game but each individual player. He stresses academics, character and expects 100% all the time. The highlight of the summer season was the “Collegiate Experience”. Coach invited a coach from an Austin area university to come and talk to players and parents about expectations and the recruiting processes. That experience alone is invaluable!
Thank you Coach Kobo! My boys finally found a home with Northside where they can continue to enjoy the game and grow in order to reach their goals!
-Dean & Jaime H-
What a great summer of baseball we had with Northside Baseball Club! Honestly, we could not have asked for a better experience for our son (Patrick) or our family. From the Collegiate Experience week in San Marcos to the final tournament in Melissa, everything and everyone was first class all the way! Coach Steve holds these boys to high standards and it shows, they truly love being a part of his organization! Lots of baseball this summer, but lots of fun also!
If you want your teenager to be coached by someone that is trustworthy and honest this is the place to be. My grandsons have been associated with coach Steve for a few years , and I couldn’t be happier. Coach Steve is professional and requires his players to act accordingly. They will be trained to give it 100% on and off the field. Great group of parents.