Coach Houseton hails from Youngstown, OH but calls the Charlotte area his home. He played two years of varsity baseball at Charlotte Christian before moving on to play at the collegiate level at Motlow State and the University of North Alabama. He earned a BLS from Wingate University and is currently part of the middle school faculty at Covenant Day School. Houseton has seventeen years of coaching experience at the high school level and in travel ball circles. He coached for eight years at Charlotte Christian and then joined the Covenant Day staff as the Varsity Head Baseball Coach in 2009. Houseton has been named Coach of the Year by Matthews Mint Hill Weekly and also coached the gold medal-winning State Games/Region 6 team in 2016. He is also heavily involved with USA Baseball as part of their National Athlete Development staff, serving as an assistant coach for the 13U ADP Stars team.
Coach Oliver is a native of Kingston, NY. He attended South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte where he played four years of baseball and earned both All-Conference and All-State honors. He was a member of the NCHSA State Championship team in 2013, and was named MVP during that time. Oliver played two years of club baseball while attending East Carolina University, and has seven years of coaching experience. In addition to his role with Covenant Day's varsity team, he also coaches the South Charlotte Braves travel baseball team. Coach Oliver has been part of the CDS coaching staff since 2017.
All athletes must have a current physical (within the last year), parent permission form, signed concussion statement, and the $25 athletic participation fee submitted before the first day of tryouts/practice. All paperwork must be uploaded to the Magnus system online.