Ken White started with the Aurora King Baseball Association as a coach in 2007. He began as T-ball coach for his son and each year his son moved up divisions, Ken would be there right beside him.
Over his 14 years with the association, Ken coached every division from T-ball to 18U. From 2011-2016, Ken volunteered his time not only as a coach, but also as the Division Convenor. In fact, he volunteered as director for each division he coached.
Running a division is not as easy as one might think. It takes many hours of organizing and planning to ensure the season runs smoothly. Ken would go above and beyond his role as a Convenor and would be out to all the games; assisting coaches, offering help with running practices, and ensuring that diamonds and coaches had all the equipment needed.
From 2019-2021, Ken extended himself even more and became Vice President of House League. He continued to coach teams that did not have one, so the kids could still play. Ken would never see a child go without when it came to baseball. During the covid season of 2021, AKBA’s 15U Rep team did not have a coach. We had reached a point where if no one stepped up, the team would have had to fold. Ken once again made sure that this did not happen. Ken was holding the position of VP of house league, coaching an 18U house league team, was convenor of 18U and took on the role of head coach for that 15U Rep team. Ken’s love of baseball is like no other. He is as dedicated and loyal as anyone you will meet and not surprisingly, Ken’s love for baseball did not go unrecognized. In 2021, he was named AKBA’s Volunteer of the Year, through the Sport Aurora volunteer recognition program.
Ken has decided to move on and share his knowledge and skills elsewhere coaching his daughter’s rep softball team. Ken will be sadly missed at AKBA, but we know for certain he will not be far away.
We would like to wish Ken all the best in his new adventures.