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 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. John resides in Arlington Heights. He and his wife Meg, have three children, Gianna , Gavin, & Jake.

Katie Suvada - Vice President of Administration

Katie has been a Seminole Sports supporter since the origination of the organization when her brother played for them in the 90's, when they were nothing more than a travel baseball team.  Along with working with Seminole Sports Katie works for ESPN and does live and remote production work for college baseball, basketball and football games.  She;s also a die hard Cubs fan.

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.  

Lindsey Bach - Director of Inventory & Quality Control

This is Lindsey's second year with Seminole Sports.  Last year she was an intern from the University of Iowa. She showed her leadership skills. Lindsey will be completing her undergrad degree in December.

Keeyon Weathersby - Wisconsin Site Director

Keeyon Has been an umpire at Seminole Sports tournaments for many years. He joined our staff in 2019. This year he has assumed the responsibility of Wisconsin Site Director.  In addition, he is our Wisconsin Umpire in Chief.

Ladu Suliman - Northern Illinois Director of Tournaments

Ladu is a senior at Northern Illinois University.  This is his third season with Seminole Sports.  This year he assumed a new position with his veteran experience. He is now working closely with park district staff to ensure, field and game operations are up to the Seminole standard. If you are ever at a tournament the first thing you will notice is that big smile and friendly face waiting to help in any way that he can to ensure a great experience. Ladu is know for his infectious smile and his hustle. He knows only one speed - fast.

Tony Malicki - Tournament Director and UIC

Tony has been active in travel baseball for many years as a player, coach, umpire and tournament director.  Tony played on the Seminole travel team in the 90's.  His family were great supporters of the Seminoles.

Bob Suvada - Marketing & Promotions

Bob Suvada - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

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.

Summer Intern Supervisors

Abby Bonebrake (University of Alabama), Alaina Azur (Carthage College),  Owen Whetstone (Michigan State University), Brandon Jokinen (Ohio University), Megan Dawrant (Carthage College), Gavin Spahr (Indiana University), Kevin Saxon (University of Dayton), Jack Joyce (Indiana University), Blake Badtke (Marian University), Mitchell Moore (Michigan State University), Lindsay Sapanski (University of Iowa), and Hannah Kroehler (Carthage College), Dominic Capellania (University of Iowa)

Our interns are carefully vetted and selected for their experience and past participation in organized competitve youth sports. They all have been trained to ensure the safest and highest quality tournament experience for the whole family.


Boomer's First Cub Game - At Camden Yards

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