League Director and Minor Division Coach
Originally from Rhode Island and in 1991 had transferred to Texas as a Service Manager with Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has three great kids, Jason, Megan, and Matthew who is the reason so much time is given to Challenger League and these great players. In 1999 Doug teamed with ORWALL to start Challenger and Doug has been coaching ever since then. Challenger baseball has always been my Saturdays most of the year since 1999. This program gives a chance for every kid to play organized Baseball and for the parents to network while enjoying watching their kids play. Doug has always felt blessed to be able to help with Challenger League. Feel free to join us!
Contact Coach Doug at: 936-276-1455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Division Head Coach
Darin is the lead coach with the Challenger Minor Team and has been actively involved with the Orwall Challenger program since 2004. Darin's son Matthew plays on the Challenger Minor Team. "Working with the younger kids requires a little more patience at times, but every week some "one thing" happens that makes it all worthwhile. I really enjoy being around these kids and trying to teach them the game of baseball that I so love, but more than that I just really feel good inside after watching these kids enjoying themselves while giving their best." Darin works for The Home Depot and lives in The Woodlands with his wife Julie, son Matthew, and daughter Jasmine.
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Senior Division Coach
Jack Grogan was born in The Bronx, New York, home of the greatest baseball team ever, The New York Yankees. Jack is a Sales Executive for Veritas Petroleum Services, a laboratory in La Porte. Jack has coached grade school basketball, YMCA basketball, Special Olympics basketball and Little League baseball. He has coached the Senior Division at Challenger baseball since 2011. His 2 sons, Thomas and Mark, have enjoyed Challenger since 2004 and still play today. Jack and his family of 5 moved to The Woodlands in 2001 and live in Cochrans Crossing.
"It has been a thrill watching my two boys and their friends progress through the 3 divisions of Challenger. They still get excited to put their uniforms on every Saturday morning and have made some lifelong friends there."
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Senior Division Coach
I moved to Houston in 1993 from Tulsa to work as an engineer for Cameron (formerly NATCO). That same year, I married Victoria, a native Galvestonian (BOI), who I had met in Tulsa. We had our son, Seth, in 1997. Seth was born with a physical disability that prevented him from walking unless he wore leg/body braces. I discovered the ORWALL Challenger League in 2003 and signed Seth up as a player. In the spring of 2010, I became a coach for the Major Division. " Baseball is the perfect sport for these kids. Emphasis is not on team play and winning but on individual play. We try to work with each player and improve his/her skills based on their own abilities. The kids have a great time and the coaching is very rewarding. Safety of the kids is a high priority.”