Keith Stubbs Athletes For College Evaluator
Mr. Keith Stubbs is the President and Executive Director of the Batter Up Foundation / Urban Baseball Experience. The former director of DC RBI. Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (R BI) is Major League Baseball’s initiative to revitalize the game of baseball and improve the lives of individuals living in our nation’s most disadvantaged areas. Through Mr. Stubbs’ leadership, the Batter Up Foundation has been successful in achieving this mission for its youth. Mr. Stubbs is also the co-founder and Director of Baseball Operations for the Batter Up Foundation’s partner organization, Fields of Dreams. Similar to the Batter Up Foundation, Fields of Dreams is an after-school and summer enrichment program that helps inner city children develop athletic skills and teaches them how to excel in academics. Through these programs, Mr. Stubbs acts as a recruiter and provides professional baseball instruction at eight D.C. public schools: Kimball ES; Green ES; Ludlow-Taylor ES; Simon ES; Malcolm X ES; Moten ES; Sousa MS and Johnson MS. Along with his work in the schools, over the last 15 years Mr. Stubbs has served the youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan area through summer baseball camps, offseason clinics, regional player showcases, and college and professional placement opportunities.
Through Batter Up Foundation / DC RBI, Mr. Stubbs has provided opportunities for ten inner city young men to play professional baseball including Emanuel Burress of the San Francisco Giants and Gerard Hall, Jr. of the Kansas City Royals. Also through Batter Up Foundation / DC RBI, he has placed approximately 200 inner city student athletes in colleges around the nation. Working with grass roots travel programs, Mr. Stubbs has created outlets for several inner city young men to perform and showcase their select skills. DC RBI has won four national bids to the RBI World Series and was the only DC-based organization to represent the state of Maryland in senior league level competition. Mr. Stubbs has also been active in the Baltimore area as Director for the B.A.S.E.H.I.T.S. Foundation which supported twelve Baltimore inner city middle schools. Currently, Mr. Stubbs is the President of the DC Junior RBI Little League.
Outside of his non-profit work, Mr. Stubbs is currently a scout for the 2008 World Champion and 2009 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies. He completed the Major League Baseball Scout Development Program that is in partnership with RBI in 2000. Mr. Stubbs also provides consolatory services to a number of professional organizations including Cal Ripken Baseball, Most Valuable Players, Extra Innings Baseball and he is Vice President of Scouting for BlackCollegeBaseball.com. Additionally, Mr. Stubbs has a professional membership in the following associations: Mid-Atlantic Scouts Association; National Professional Scouts; Coaches Association; Association of Professional Ballplayers of America; and Buck O’Neil Professional Association of Scouts and Coaches.
In the off-seasons, Mr. Stubbs has helped local colleges including Howard University, Bowie State University, Catholic University and Prince George’s College with professional training programs. As part of his consolatory work, Mr. Stubbs has traveled across the country where he has been responsible for showcasing, assessing and evaluating thousands of top high school players for college placement purposes as well as professional baseball. As a credit for his inner city works, Mr. Stubbs has instructed baseball players of all ages and has managed numerous travel and scout teams.
Mr. Stubbs’ other past accomplishments include scouting for the 2002 World Champion Anaheim Angels and Director of On-Field Sessions for the Baseball Factory, the number one college placement and development company. Mr. Stubbs also has an extensive coaching resume including Head Baseball Coach at Archbishop Carroll High School and Assistant Baseball Coach at the Maret School, Bowie State University as well as Eastern Senior High School.
He is married to his supportive wife of 18 years, Patryce Stubbs, an educator with District of Columbia Public Schools where she was awarded Ward 7 “Teacher of the Year” on multiple occasions. Although Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs do not have any children themselves, they would like to think they have provided caring guidance and purposeful cultivation to all the youth they have touched over the years.
It has been Mr. Stubbs’ life work to improve the lives of youth and their families through the game of baseball. Along the way, Mr. Stubbs has received an enormous amount of assistance from individuals, corporations, sponsors and partners. He always makes a point of thanking all that have helped on behalf of the kids. More recently, Mr. Stubbs has started a fundraising campaign which he named “Home Run Helpers”. Through this initiative, Mr. Stubbs hopes to create a network of individuals from the community, corporate world and other industries, whose main goal is to help a kid “touch them all” and provide them with the opportunity to attend college. Mr. Stubbs is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Education. Although he believes in the work that he and the foundation have accomplished over the years, there is still work to be done. This fits in perfectly for the mantra that Mr. Stubbs has lived by his entire life: “The things you want the most in life are the things that you have to work the hardest for” – Keith Stubbs