The Tomball Kings are a Christian-based baseball organization for homeschooled athletes, focused on developing Godly men through competitive sports. We strive for excellence in competition, character, and ministry so as to be an example of Christ throughout our community and around the world.
In 2015, our coaches Philip Wilkins and Jim Cason founded what is today the Tomball Kings baseball program. At the time, they were coaching varsity football for the Tomball Christian Warriors, a successful homeschool athletics program for football and cheer athletes competing in the Texas Christian Athletic League (“TCAL”).
TCAL then consisted of dozens of high school teams from across the state, many with varsity baseball programs. A number of Warrior football players were interested in playing baseball as a spring sport. Motivated by player interest and with the ability to schedule baseball and football with the same set of TCAL athletic directors, Coaches Wilkins and Cason undertook the challenge, starting a varsity homeschool baseball team under the Warriors flag.
After an inaugural year with a football-player-dominated roster and far more losses than wins, Tomball’s nascent homeschool baseball program began attracting high school baseball players from a North Houston area deep in baseball talent. During the 2016 season, coaches Wilkins and Cason led their new baseball team to the TCAL district title. Then, in both 2017 and 2018, the Tomball team reached the championship game of the TCAL state baseball tournament, though was frustrated in its quest for a state title each time.
Tomball finally broke through in 2019, winning the TCAL state tournament baseball championship handily at Franklin Ranch, Texas. Tomball outscored its opponents 39-1 to claim the championship trophy.
Earlier in 2019, the board of directors of the Tomball Christian Warriors decided to leave TCAL for all sports after the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year. During the spring, the board engaged with coaches, players, and families in the baseball program to determine the best path forward for its ability to serve homeschool athletes, given the loss of TCAL scheduling opportunities and its need for year-round training capability.
This collaboration led to a decision in July 2019 for the Tomball Christian Warriors to spin off the baseball program into a separate entity–the Tomball Kings–with its own brand, website, and management, while the Warriors organization would concentrate on football and cheer.
With coaches Wilkins and Cason still at the helm and the loss of only two seniors to graduation from the 2019 championship team, the Tomball Kings competed in their first season as Tomball Kings during the COVID-shortened spring of 2020, achieving a record of 10-2. The Kings also fielded 15U and 12U teams that spring.
The Kings built on that initial spring season in 2021, compiling a high school record of 20-7 and completing the season with the championship of the Texas Independence Cup. The Kings organization fielded a total of seven teams that season, spanning age groups from 8U to high school.
The Kings organization looks forward to building on the growth and success of the past seven years in the coming 2021-2022 academic year.