Welcome to the Sunnyside Grays️, a youth baseball organization located in the Sunnyside area of Houston, Texas! We choose to honor the legacy of the infamous Negro Leagues by wearing the name, "Grays," from the original Negro League championship team, the Homestead Grays! Our organization consists of players in Tee-ball, Coach-pitch, and Kid-pitch divisions. We play all over the city of Houston, TX and its surrounding areas and are looking forward to making strides as a premier youth baseball organization for many years to come!
The Grays Youth Baseball Organization, or "Sunnyside Grays," began in 2011 as an entity of South Central Sportz. In 2021, The Grays emerged into new opportunities and established a “select ball” branch. Grays’ select ball offers year-round instruction and increased commitment to athletic development and competition baseball. Our organization teaches baseball fundamentals, game winning strategies, and positive sportsmanship to players in Tee-ball (ages 4-6), Coach-pitch (ages 7-8), and Kid-pitch (ages 9+) divisions.Our mission is to provide our youth with the skills to be continuous learners and leaders in their communities through teamwork, mentorship, healthy lifestyles, and education.We are extremely proud of what our players have accomplished in just a short amount of time, and we are grateful for our village of parents, guardians, coaches, Team Moms and Dads, and community supporters!Our organization stands proudly on the shoulders of the historical Negro Leagues' Homestead Grays, and we intend to honor their name and legacy for many years to come!
From Our President.
"I was born in Oakland, California April 10, 1979. In my earlier years, I grew up in the inner cities of California and Chicago before moving to Houston, Texas in 1986. I attended MacGregor Elementary School in Houston’s Third Ward region, transferred to Welch Middle School, and graduated from Westbury High School in southwest Houston in 1998. Subsequently, I attended the University of Houston to start my career in the medical field. In 2013, I pursued my dreams of coaching the youth.Essentially, I grew up with the ambition, desire, and passion to mentor and foster self-worth in youth living in economically disadvantaged communities. As a supporting role model, I provide consistent guidance, mentorship, and leadership. Because I grew up without a father, I am aware of the importance of positive role models. Fortunately, I had several surrogate fathers that inspired and guided me through my struggles. Currently, these youth still struggle, and I am helping to transform their lives.At present, I have two children—a 13-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, and I take great pride in being a present and hands-on father, protector, and provider that instills guidance, character, patience, and respect for self and others. I use the same approach with my youth in baseball.I started coaching Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) youth baseball with the “Gray’s Organization” in 2013. I have unending respect for athletes who choose to do the work and who are determined to change their world and the expectations of those around them.In brief, I strive to teach young athletes a commitment to personal team excellence, the will to win, grace in victory and defeat, and the adaptation of being a young athlete on and off the field and monitoring their diets. Hence, all of these above traits are vital criteria to become an ethical sportsman to respect their peers." —Coach Hassien
About Us +
Coach Kia Ceaser was born and raised in Southwest Houston Texas, and graduated from Church Point High School in Church Point, LA. She began her dedication to the Grays Youth Baseball Organization in 2017, and is currently in her third coaching season with lots of proven success! Coach Kia works with new Tee-ball recruits as well as assisting in each game. Over the years her passion for the sport has grown significantly."Coaching baseball with the Grays gives me the excellent opportunity to help develop that same passion for baseball in each and every one of our players. I look forward to seeing our players continue to develop while they remember to have fun and enjoy the game!"—Coach Kia
Head Coach + President
Coach Hassien was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the inner cities of California and Chicago before moving to Houston, Texas. Throughout his schooling, he attended MacGregor Elementary School, Welch Middle School, and Westbury High School. Subsequently, he attended the University of Houston to start his career in the medical field.Growing up with the ambition, desire, and passion to mentor and foster self-worth in youth from economically disadvantaged communities, Coach Hassien began coaching the "Grays Organization" with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) youth baseball in 2013. As a supporting role model, he provides consistent guidance, mentorship, and leadership. And because he grew up without a father, he knows the importance of positive role models. Fortunately, he had several surrogate fathers that inspired and guided him through his life's struggles. And because these youth still struggle, he continues to help transform their lives.Coach Hassien teaches baseball utilizing the same parental hands-on approach that he uses with his own two children, and prides himself with being a protector, provider, and a teacher of character, patience, and respect for self and others.After many years of coaching, he has the same goals: teaching young athletes to maintain a commitment to personal team excellence, the will to win, grace in victory and defeat, healthy eating, and the adaptation of being a young athlete on and off the field—all of the traits needed to become a dynamic player and an ethical sportsman. Coach Hassien was recently featured on SHOUTOUT HTX. You can check out the article here!
Division: 10U, 8U
Kendall "Coach P" Curry grew up in Southeast Houston in the same area that he now coaches baseball in. Growing up, Coach P participated in football, basketball, and baseball. As a youth, he played baseball in South Central Little League at the same park he began his coaching career as an invitation from Coach Hassien.Coach P also attended Jack Yates High School, where he played basketball and baseball. His collegiate academic career was spent at Texas Southern University, and since college, he has spent the majority of his time teaching baseball in inner city communities.His hopes are that the game of baseball will bring many opportunities while keeping his players out of trouble. Coach P plans to spend even more time molding inner-city youth to help shape the future of his community.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ronald L. Clark Jr., "Coach Ron", has always been interested in many sports, but baseball was his favorite to watch, play, and to use as a natural stress reliever.Three years ago, Coach Ron joined the Grays Organization as a volunteer coach, because he wants young athletes to know how stimulating baseball can be once they learn and understand the game's fundamentals. His goal is to teach youth athletes unique techniques to exercise their brains while having fun on the field."Seeing each and every team member excel in baseball is a goal that I have accomplished...Knowing that they'll be willing to take these techniques further in life would bring smiles to my heart!"—Coach Ron
Edward E Hoyle Jr., "Coach Hoyle", was born and raised into an athletic family in Houston TX. Though his favorite sport was football, he was determined to see his then 4-year old flourish in the sport that his son wanted to explore, baseball!"My wife told me that my son wanted to play baseball, but the twist was I had to coach! I didn't know anything about baseball, and he didn't either, but we were learning together. The first year went by and we went to the championship, but we lost the game. He asked if he can play again, and I was like yeah..."—Coach Hoyle
Monica Randall, CEO and founder of I Capture Picture Photography, is a proud graduate of the University of Phoenix where she obtained her MBA in Business Management. A self-proclaimed "photo junkie," Monica loves making memories for couples, families, and athletes. To her, pictures have always been a form of art that tells stories. After working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, Monica decided to help people in a new way...by creating heartfelt memories. She also enjoys traveling, nature, and biking.Today, her goals are simple—to become the best photography freelancer! You can visit her online here.
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