The San Francisco Seals organization was founded in 1985 by current President and General Manager Abel Alcantar. Alcantar, a high school baseball coach at the time, was approached by a local scout who suggested that he form a summer team for the San Francisco Public School System. So Alcantar founded the San Francisco Seals 18 & Under team. The following year he founded a 16 & Under team as well. In 1987, Alcantar continued the tradition and formed a team for those over the age of 18. Alcantar owned and funded these teams individually; he received some coaching support, but no financial assistance. All three clubs were maintained until the early 90s when he decided to concentrate his efforts on the 18 & Over collegiate team. These days the Seals are once again expanding into teams from the youth levels all the way to collegiate level. Coach Abel has a well qualified coaching career and has also been fortunate enough to be a professional baseball scout for few MLB clubs. Some of the places he has had coaching stints at are City College of San Francisco, Skyline College, Laney College, and Cal State Eastbay. The Major League Baseball teams he was an associated scout for was the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets.
Isias Alcantar, Coach Abel’s son, is a recent graduate of the Univ. of Arkansas – Pine Bluff where he was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior. As a senior he helped UAPB win its first Western Division title and was also drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and played in their minor league system. He was awarded conference player of the year in 2010 as a senior at Analy High School playing in the Sonoma County League. While playing at Laney College in his sophomore season he was awarded conference player of the year in 2012 and helped his team to a Bay Valley Conference title. He spent 2016 as a first year assistant coach at Cañada College. He now is an Assistant Baseball Coach at Holy Names University while he pursues a Master’s in Business Administration.
Todd Surdez, played with the Seals for 3 summers during his college tenure and has helped coach the Seals Collegiate Team since 2013. He was an 3-time All League player at Northgate High School and graduated in 2006. He played his college ball at Laney College and graduated with his AA in 2009, Oklahoma Panhandle State where he was an All Heartland Conference player in 2010, and finished at Waldorf University in 2011. His coaching career started as a Student Assistant Coach at Waldorf in 2012. He then became a Graduate Assistant at CSU East Bay until 2015 where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration with Honors. In 2016 he became an Assistant Coach at Cañada College and is currently still on the Colts coaching staff.