Keeper of The Game Foundation promotes Hoctor to Executive Director

Bryan Hoctor (second from right) has been a Board Member since Keeper of the Game was founded.

FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of the Game Foundation (KoTG) announced on Wednesday, July 1, that Bryan Hoctor has been promoted to Executive Director. Hoctor has served as a Board Member since KoTG was founded on Oct. 16, 2014.
Hoctor’s primary responsibilities in the new role will be to oversee day-to-day operations and direct all community outreach.
“From the inception of Keeper of The Game to its current place, Bryan Hoctor has stood above many because of his passion and desire to help kids with special needs and disabilities in and around the game of baseball,” KoTG Founder James Vilade said. “Along with his huge heart for serving communities, he is the best possible match we could have for who we need helping lead this foundation.”
Hoctor is Vice President of Grand Canyon Management, an apartment property management company based in Dallas, Texas. He has volunteered as a coach for youth baseball and basketball teams since he was 16 years old and has been active in the Frisco Baseball & Softball Association since 2005. He also enjoys sports photography.
Hoctor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in business management from The University of Texas at Dallas.
“James told me about Keeper of The Game when it was just a concept of his,” Hoctor said. “He asked me to check it out on the Diamond Dreams Foundation website. The two paragraphs describing Keeper of The Game had me hooked. Now it is a family affair.”
Hoctor and his wife Mary, and their two sons, Ben (15) and Harrison (13), reside in Frisco, Texas. Mary is Director of Development for KoTG, while Ben serves as Youth Ambassador and Harrison is a contributing photographer. The Hoctors have been season ticket holders for the Frisco RoughRiders since the Minor League Baseball team’s inaugural season in 2003.
“The backing Bryan has from his entire family is something that will also help Keeper of The Game continue to move forward,” said Vilade, who was recently named an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University after spending the past six years coaching for the RoughRiders.
KoTG’s mission is to provide athletes with disabilities and special needs unique baseball experiences that foster the growth of those individuals and their love of baseball. KoTG promotes programs that allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball at a very personal level. This is all done with a focus on advancing servant leadership.