DESERT BASEBALL KNIGHTS
Desert Baseball was started in the Fall of 2002 by Lupe Lopez and Sean Roby for their sons Alex Lopez, who is currently a Shadow Hills High School Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach and Sean Roby Jr., who was drafted by the MLB San Francisco Giants in 2018.
In 2013 Daniel Watson plus Don Doran started their 8 U team with their sons Zachary Watson and Brayan Doran (currently playing Baseball for Shadow Hills High School). After seeing the success of the 8 U division, three more travel teams joined beginning the expansion of Desert Baseball.
By 2015 our 4 divisions had the opportunity to unite with MLB 1965 Dodger Rookie of the Year, Jim Lefebvre. With Lefebvre’s vast knowledge from his time as an MLB player, Coach, and Manager, Desert Baseball 12U was ranked #1 in the Nation under USSSA Baseball. For a more in depth bio on Jim Lefebvre, please click here.
With the arrival of MLB Player, Coco Crisp, as Varsity Head Coach in 2017, Desert Baseball became Desert Baseball Knights.
As of 2020, the Desert Baseball Knights Program consists of 14 baseball divisions and 3 softball divisions, with Jim Lefebvre on board as Vice President and Director of Player Development.
With Lefebvre’s coaching and hitting skills and his personal scouting connections with MLB and NCAA, the future of baseball and softball in the Coachella Valley is with Desert Baseball Knights.