The Gamers have the best youth coaching staff in the region, from volunteer coaches for 10-13u teams that get 30 hours of coach training during the offseason program to the top paid coaches around.
Matt Whiteside leads our coaching staff, which is experienced and well trained. At 14u and above, Gamers teams are coached by baseball professionals, coaches with decades of pro ball and college baseball experience. These same coaches lead the Winter training and Summer practice program for the teams. We do not have outside instructors in our program. No one is just there in the Winter, then disappears to the next gig. All of the instruction in the Gamers program is provided by members of our coaching staff, by coaches who get to know every player in the program.
Our professional coaching lineup includes:
Matt Whiteside -former MLB pitcher, Owner ASP, Director St. Louis Gamers Non-Profit, with Gamers since 2007
Kevin Wheeler – former college player, ASP instructor, sports radio personality, with Gamers since 2008
James Beever – former college player @ SEMO, professional player, with Gamers since 2015
Andy Marks – former college player @ Kansas, Mach 1 Pitching Director, with Gamers since 2012
Jon Harris – former college pitcher @ Mo State, 1st round draft pick, pitched professionally for 10 years, with Gamers since 2021
Leland Macon – former professional player, with Gamers since 2012.
Jim Foster – former college pitcher, college coach, minor league coach, professional scout, with Gamers since 2016.
Dean Brueggemann – drafted out of HS in 3rd round, played professionally for 8 years, with Gamers since 2016.
Shane Cooper – former Gamer and professional player, with Gamers since 2007.
Fernando Villegas – former college and professional player, with Gamers since 2019.
Culver Plant – former Gamer, college player, leads Mach 1 Hitting. with Gamers since 2009
Ian McMahon – former Gamer, college player @Mo State and @John A Logan, with Gamers since 2014
These professional coaches are supported a group of great volunteer coaches, men who have been leaders in the St. Louis youth baseball community. Professional coaches, combined with the an incredible group of volunteer coaches.