TEAM HOUSTON BASEBALL
Ken Lewis "Crowbar"
Coach Lucky started his coaching career in 1989 at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. A few years later he moved home to Houston and volunteered as a part time assistant coach at Forest Brook High School where he worked with infielders and base runners. In 2008, Coach Lucky started coaching youth Select baseball and never looked back. Over the past 11 years he has coached the Houston Lumberjacks, Dynasty Jacks, Negro League Legends, and is now focusing on Team Houston. His teams have amassed over 50 championships in 6 states and were ranked nationally in the top 10 twice.
Coach Lucky's intense passion for the game has earned the respect and admiration of parents, coaches, scouts, and directors across the country.
Mike Jackson is a former professional baseball player who was born in Houston, Texas and attended Forest Brook High School. He later attended college at Hill College in Texas. He was drafted in 1984 by the Philadelphia Phillies. Coach Mike's professional career spanned 19 seasons, 16 of which were spent in Major League Baseball. Coach Mike, who was a relief pitcher for the majority of his career, compiled a career ERA of 3.42 in over 1,000 games pitched. He established himself as a top relief pitcher in 1995 with the Reds. He pitched in the 1997 World Series for the Indians, and retired from baseball in 2005 after one-year stints with the Astros, Twins, and White Sox. Today, Coach Mike shares his experience and pitching expertise with youth baseball players in the Houston area through individual and group pitching lessons and as an assistant coach for Team Houston.
Earl "Lucky" Luckett
Coach Lucky is a Houston native who started his baseball career in Northeast Houston at the age of 9 years old. He earned All-District honors during his high school career at M.B. Smiley High School and a baseball scholarship to Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. Coach Lucky played four years at Huston-Tillotson and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. His college baseball honors included:
Coach Lucky was highly considered by the Kansas City Royals, but was signed as a free agent by his home team Houston Astros in 1986. He was a switch hitter and converted infielder. The Houston Astros made Coach Lucky a shortstop and switch hitter because of his 6.3 speed in the 60 yard run.
Ken Lewis was also born in Houston, Texas and attended Forest Brook High School. He was drafted out of high school in the 5th round of the 1983 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization as a 2nd baseman. Like Coach Lucky and Mike Jackson, Coach Ken is a product of North Forest ISD in Houston. Coach Ken has coached Select baseball for the past 13 years with the Houston Jaguars Baseball Academy. He is a student of the game and specializes in developing hitters and catchers through private instruction. As an assistant coach for Team Houston, Coach Ken works with players to develop their skillsets while also focusing on the mental aspects of the game of baseball.
Charlie is a 1985 graduate of Castle High School in Hawaii. In Hawaii, he led his team in stolen bases 2 years in a row, 26 stolen bases in the first year and 24 in the second, with a speed of 6.8 in the 60 yard run. Charlie attended the University of Hawaii and HCC where he graduated with a aeronautical degree and with a mechanics license (air frame and power plant). In 1989, he started working on airplanes and currently works for United Airlines. In 2008, Charlie started coaching youth select baseball in his spare time and never looked back. Over the past 9 years he has coached with the Diablos, the Kings, the Houston Lumberjacks, the Dynasty Jacks, South Texas Prodigy, and now Team Houston. Charlie has won over 38 championships and 13 runner ups in 3 states with an overall record of 328 wins and 131 losses.