Seminole Sports


Seminole Sports is an entity operated by a collective group of former high school and college athletes. They are dedicated to putting forth a quality product from which many young athletes will benefit. We truly feel that our customer service, organization, and communication is what sets us apart from others. Our tournament directors have years of experience and are readily accessible on site.  Each year we bring in college student interns.  Many of these students come back the next year to work on our staff.  We pride ourselves in getting to know all of the teams on more than an informal basis in an effort to continue to grow a lasting relationship with all players, coaches, fans, and organizations. Please be sure to read our staff biographies to further acquaint yourself with the Seminole Sports team. We will see you on the ball fields!

John Suvada - General Manager

John Suvada - General Manager

John has been active in travel baseball for over 25 years as a player, coach, and tournament director. He is a 2002 graduate of Conant High School where he earned All-Conference awards at both Catcher and Second Base during a 3 year varsity career, 2 of which he captained. In his college career he was a two year starter and captain at Oakton Community College before wrapping us his career as a member of the University of Iowa Baseball team. After his two years in Iowa City, Suvada, a lifelong resident of Schaumburg, moved his family to Arlington Heights. He and his wife Meg, have three children, Gianna , Gavin, & Jake.

Marc Scanio - Director of Field Operations

Marc is a 2004 graduate of York Community High School. He played baseball, basketball and football.  His favorite sports teams are the Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Alabama football.  Marc umpired baseball and softball for 17 years.  His knowledge and love of sports make him an outstanding Director of Operations.  Marc says playing baseball as a youngster was the best time of his life.  He loves youth sports and sharing the life lessons that he experienced growing up.

Kevin Alexander - Director of Training and Development

Kevin has recently assumed this new position in the Seminole organization.  With the rapid growth Seminole Sports is recruiting more staff and interns.  Kevin's role is to ensure all new team members understand their roles and responsibilities so we continue to provide the same high quality product and customer service at all venues. The training curriculum he is creating will be roled out to the rookies as well as to all our veteran staff.

Road Runner - Beep Beep

Zack Charters - Marketing & Promotions Manager

Zach is currently a junior at Indiana University.  Two years ago he was offered an internship with Seminole Sports and he did an outstanding job.  Last year he was one of tournament directors. This year Zach was promoted and will be handling our marketing support promotions.  He is looking forward to working with the interns and providing them some real world experience in sales, merchandising and promotions.


Katie Suvada - Payroll Manager

Katie has been a Seminole Sports supporter since the origination when she attended and traveled to her brother's baseball games. Recently, she assumed the position of Payroll Manager.  She enjoys all sports especially the Chicago Cubs.  She works for ESPN as a stage manager for baseball games, and in the off-season she freelances on other sports broadcasts. She likes music, laughing and hanging out with her niece and nephews.

Bob Suvada - Marketing & Promotions

Bob Suvada - Director of Administration

After 25 years in sales, marketing and management with Xerox Corporation B0b left to chase a dream. He spent three  years researching, designing and promoting a family-friendly world class youth sports complex. Unfortunately, the 14 multi-purpose turf fields and indoor dome was sidelined when the economy took a turn for the worse in 2008.  Bob is passionate and extremely excited about promoting youth sports and making a difference in the lives of aspiring young athletes.  Bob lives in Schaumburg with his wife Claudia and has three grown children, Katie, Courtney and John.


On-Site Supervisors

Steven Piraino, Jay Meath, Trusten Annin, Brad Meath, Danny Hansen, Miles Meador, Andrew Vath, Bill DeNatale, Colton Carbon, Gavin Malone, Tom Curcio, John Moeller, Vince Scanio, Phil Esposito and Quinn Fitzgerald and our 2020 Interns.

Boomer's First Cub Game - At Camden Yards

Left to right: Phil, Bob, Ross, Boomer & John