The KISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the softball field at Klein Oak High School after Jav Vela, the softball coach at Klein Oak from 1994 until 2015. During this time, Vela’s team made it to the playoffs 15 times, reached the regional finals four times, and won the state championship in 1998.
On Thursday night, July 27, a Klein Oak field dedication ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. In honor of Coach Vela’s accomplishments, KISD will officially name the softball field "Jav Vela Field." Please make plans to attend if you are, or were, a part of the Klein Oak softball program!
Also, Coach Jav's daughter, Marissa, is putting together a memory book for her father and she would like former players and friends to send her items for the book. Please send stories, fond memories, photos and well wishes to firstname.lastname@example.org.