Meet the Elite Coaching Team

K Club Academy

Ron Engle

Ron has been a private softball pitching instructor since 2003. He has been coaching softball since 1995. Ron has been the owner of the K club since 2010. Ron currently has 75 students that come to him for lessons. I have over 250 college pitchers in college.

Past Team Coached

  • 2017 -Sierra College Pitching Coach
  • 2003-2015 – Running Rebels Pitching Coach 18 Gold
  • 2008 Pitching Coach California Grapette's Gold (18 Gold)
  • 2000-2005 Assistant Coach Folsom High School (Varsity)
  • 2002 Assistant Coach Nor Cal Lite (14U)
  • 2001 Assistant Coach California Sting (14U)
  • 2000 Assistant Coach Fresno Force (12U)
  • 1998-1999 Head Coach Sacramento Dynasty (12U)
  • 1997 Assistant Coach Lady Blazers (10U)

Jody Cova

Hi, my name is Jody Cova. I am a Cal State Fullerton graduate! I played four years at CSUF and then was a manager/coach for the 5th year. I was a catcher all four years at CSUF. While at CSUF, we won 4 Big West Conference championships. I played Varsity for four years at Casa Roble High School. In 2014, I was named "Big Stick" player of the year. I helped lead the team to win a section championship in 2016. In 2017, I was named "Golden Glove Defensive Player of the Year". I also won Spring Athlete of the Year in 2017. I was the team captain my senior year and helped lead my team to win the conference. I won all leagues in all 4 years of Varsity. I played third base and catcher all through high school. My travel ball teams included Roseville Heat, Foothill Gold, MVPs, Stingers, and All-American Sports Academy.

Bob Hayes

Bob’s fast-pitch softball career started back in 1977, when he played for Carmelita’s of Roseville, California. He continued to play for a variety of teams for the next 14 years and open travel teams at the national level based out of Sacramento, California. Bob ended his playing career with the Roseville Merchants in 1994, at age 41.

Bob started coaching in 1995 at a local recreational league in Orangevale, California, where he coached for two years. In 1997, he started coaching travel ball with the Golden Thunder 12u. Bob continued coaching with a variety of travel teams: the Sacramento Dynasty 12u &14u, Capital City Comets 14u & 16u, and the Roseville Heat 18u and 18 gold. His teams have all played in national tournaments, ASA, NSA, and triple crown venues. Finishing in the top 20 with two ASA nationals 18u. Top 10 in triple crown nationals 16u. Champions in the 16u Triple Crown fireworks tournament in Denver, Colorado. Second place in the NSA Nationals 12u.

Bob was head varsity softball coach at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California, from 2002 to 2007, where he led the Broncos to their first playoff berth in 20 years in the 2007 season.

Bob was also an assistant coach at Sac city college for four years. Bob is currently the hitting coach for Sierra College.

His son Heath Hayes played baseball at San Diego State, where he received American honors and was also named MVP of the WAC his senior year (1994). Heath was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1994 and went on to play seven years with the Indians organization, ending his career with the Triple Buffalo Bison in 2001. Bob and Heath started Triple Play School of Athletic Development in 2002, working with some of the elite baseball and softball players in the area, some of whom have played or are currently playing at the d2 and d1 levels, including his daughter Kayla Hayes, who attended San Jose State.

Bob is married to Janet Hayes (30 years) and is a proud father of four daughters, one son, and three grandchildren.

Ken Kenobbie

Ken Kenobbie has been married for the last 32 years to his wife. Ken has a daughter who went to Dickinson State and played softball there. Ken also has a son who is proudly serving in the military. Ken brings with him many years of softball and baseball experience and knowledge to the K Club Academy.

This exceptional coach has worked with girls and boys at all levels. Ken is adept at utilizing the talents of players to create a strong team environment and emphasize sportsmanship. Ken’s passion is developing well-rounded players.

Ken has the ability to help players address and correct their problems, with the ability to help the player reach their goals. Since 2004, he has coached a good deal of travel ball teams. He has worked with all levels and age groups of girls’ softball teams. Currently, he is coaching with Foothill Gold 18 Gold and has been with them since 2012.

Ken has played 12 years of men’s fast-pitch softball. He has played for several teams, including the Spurs, Pirates, SLS, and Fireballs. All these teams played at the “a” level.

Chelsea Martinez

Chelsea Martinez just moved back to Sacramento after serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of North Georgia. Throughout her two seasons at UNB, Martinez helped lead the team to back-to-back World Series appearances. Martinez served as an assistant coach at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento for the 2020 season. Before her stint at CC, Martinez was a two-year letter winner at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she helped lead the Tritons to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances as well as a glove conference championship her senior season. Throughout her collegiate career, which included single years at Southern Utah University (2016) and CRC (2017), Martinez was a four-year scholar-athlete who hit 29 homers, 189 RBI and 45 doubles.

Martinez was a two-time NFC, d2cca, and all-Midwest region second-team honoree, as well as earning all-give honors in both seasons with UMSL. Prior to UMSL, Martinez earned female athlete of the year, athlete of the year, all-conference, all-state, and all-American honors. She was born and raised in Sacramento and attended Rio Americano High School, where she was an all-league selection, the team MVP, and a scholar athlete for all four years.

Cynthia Oseguera (Castleberry)

Cynthia started her softball career at the age of 12. Playing in both the Florin and Elk Grove Rec leagues. Her travel ball experience includes playing for the Galt Shamrocks, Sacramento Sting, California Hot Styx, California Blast, and Sacramento Rush. Cynthia attended Stanley High School from 1999 to 2003. In 2002, her team won the Delta League Sac-Joacquin  Section Division One championship. Cynthia was a scholar-athlete all four years of high school and was part of two league championships.

Cynthia played her freshman year of college at North Dakota State University, where she started in 45 of the 51 games. Castleberry led the team in batting average with a .358 and was nationally ranked among the Division II state leaders for doubles. Casteberry was named to the Louisville slugger/NFCA all-region 2nd team. Cynthia took a season off, got married, and then returned to play her sophomore year at Sacramento City College. Cynthia went on to lead her team to the state tournament, where she was named to the all-state team, was awarded player of the year, athlete of the month, athlete of the year, co-state player of the year, and CA first-team all-American. Cynthia has been ranked in the top 5 all-time single-season records since 2007. She is ranked 3rd for doubles and 4th for RBIs, and she held the home run record at the city with 17 in a single season.

Cynthia went on to coach the following year (2008) as an assistant coach at Sacramento City College, where her focus was catching and hitting. Cynthia has coached at center high school for the past 5 years and has also coached for the Sac Hitterz organization. She is currently coaching for the Rocklin Rebles 18u Burke.

Felix Vigil

I went to St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. After I graduated from high school in 1989, I was drafted by the Detroit Tigers organization. I played minor league ball for 6 years in Florida and Iowa. I was married, and we had a son and a daughter. My son went to Oregon State University and played football. My daughter went to Adams St. and Colorado St. She is currently a junior at Sacramento State and plays softball.

I’ve coached travel ball for Batbusters Gomes for the last ten years. I have coached 16s and 18s with the Batbusters. We are an extremely competitive team. In 2022, I was on the coaching staff when we won PGF nationals. I also coached varsity high school softball at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. I have done lessons in the Stockton area. I have relocated to the Roseville area. I’m excited to join the K club team. I have been coaching for over 15 years. Coaching is my passion. I have been fortunate to play baseball on the professional level and coach travel ball at its highest level. I feel one of my strengths is the ability to coach and communicate with all levels of play and ages of youth. If you’re just starting out or looking to take your hitting to the next level, I feel confident I will be able to help your daughter or son. I look forward to meeting you and working with your daughter or son with hitting.

Ron Engle (Owner) Softball Pitching & Hitting (916) 337-4624 [email protected]
Jody Cova Softball Hitting, Fielding, Catchers (916) 261-0066 [email protected]
Ken Kenobbie Softball Hitting (916) 247-2417 [email protected]
Bob Hayes Softball Hitting (916)261-0066 [email protected]
Chelsea Martinez Softball Pitching & Hitting (916) 225-9615 [email protected]
Cynthia Oseguera Softball Pitching & Hitting (916) 477-7132 [email protected]
Felix Vigil Softball & Baseball Hitting and Feilding (916) 261-0066 [email protected]