Quality and consistently makes a different in leadership. The core leaders of the Gamers program have been involved since our beginning.
SCOTT COOPER – 2 time MLB All-Star with Red Sox. Cardinals, Royals and Rangers. 2nd round draft pick. Pattonville High School Graduate. Roving instructor for St. Louis Cardinals. Head coach at Fontbonne University for 5 years. Co-founder of the Gamers in 2007. Coaches 17u Gamers.
MATT WHITESIDE – pitched professionally for 17 years, 6 in the MLB. Pitched for Texas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Atlanta, Colorado, Toronto and Pittsburgh. Set single season saves record in Triple A with 38 in 2005. Won division championships with 1995 Texas Rangers and 2001 Atlanta Braves. Co-founder of the Gamers in 2007. Coaches 17u Gamers.
DAVE PREGON – Top 10 home run hitter in NCAA Division 1 history. Played 3 years professionally with Expos and Cardinals. Has coached and provided baseball instruction for 30 years. Co-founder of Gamers in 2007. Coaches 15u/16u Gamers.
KEVIN WHEELER – Played collegiately at Miami University, under coach Ron Fraser. Worked at the Sporting News and is talk show host and sports reporter for ESPN 101. Catching instructor for Gamers since 2007. Coaches 14u Gamers.
NICK BECKMANN – Played collegiately at Fontbonne University, under Scott Cooper. High school baseball coach and instructor for past 10 years. Fielding and hitting coach for Gamers since 2007. Coaches 16u Gamers.
NICK ABOUSSIE – Played collegiately at Westminster College in Fulton. Masters of Education from Williams Woods University. High school baseball coach and instructor for 10 years. Pitching, Fielding and hitting coach for Gamers since 2008. Coaches 15-17u Gamers.