Former MLB players Scott Terry, Matt Whiteside and Scott Cooper lead the ASP staff.
DAVE PREGON – Owner, Hitting – Former professional baseball player 1984-87 with the Montreal Expos and the St. Louis Cardinals. Dave was Rookie of the year in 1984 by Montreal Expos. Dave has been involved with coaching and instructing players since 1982. He was ranked in the top ten most prolific home run hitters in NCAA Div I College History and holds several school records. He helped coach the Australian National Team and has conducted camps as far away as Puerto Rico.
MATT WHITESIDE –Owner, Pitching – Over 6 years Major League Service Time throughout his 17 year professional baseball career. Matt graduated as a 3 Sport Letterman in 1986 from Charleston High School in southeast Missouri and graduated from Arkansas State University in 1990 with a Physical Education Degree, while also earning American South Conference Player of the year. Matt was the 25th Round Pick of the Texas Rangers in that same year and made his major league debut August 5, 1992 versus the Oakland Athletics. He Has pitched for seven Major League Organizations (Texas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Atlanta, Colorado, Toronto, and Pittsburgh) & Played one season in Japan for the Yokohama Baystars in 2003. During his professional career, he was a Double A All Star in 1992, a member of the American League West Division Champion Texas Rangers in 1996, a member of the National League East Division Champion Atlanta Braves in 2001,and a Triple A All Star in 2005 while setting the single season saves record with 38 that same year.
SCOTT TERRY -Pitching – Scott has over seventeen years professional baseball experience. Scott Played professionally for the Cincinnati Reds from 1980-87, The St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-92. He was the Detroit Tigers pitching coach in 1996. Currently, he is the head of Baseball Operations for the St. Louis Cardinals Legends Camp. Scott has been the St. Louis Cardinals Post-Game Show Analyst for television’s CW-11 & is the Coordinator of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Kids Clinics. He Played college baseball at Southwestern University from 1978-80 & was the General Manager of Oakville Tigers Baseball Club.
SCOTT COOPER– Hitting – Scott graduated Pattonvile High School in 1986. In 1985-86 Scott was the All State, All American, Pitcher, 3rd baseman MVP-1986 –Class 4A Mo. Baseball state championship. Scott was the 2nd Round Pick 1986 Amateur Baseball Draft-Boston Red Sox- and was Voted To the All-Star Team every minor league season 1986-91. Scott was 2 time MLB All-Star 1993,1994 and Played in the major leagues 1990-1998 (Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, KC Royals, Texas Rangers). Scott also Played for Seibu Lions of the Japanese league. Voted by Baseball America as the Top Defensive 3rd Baseman in American League 1993-1994 & Best Infield Arm in American League 1993-1994 By Baseball America, Scott was also Voted Boston Red Sox MVP 1993-1994. He was the Head Coach for Fontbonne University Baseball Team 1999-2004. Scott is currently the Field Coordinator and Co-Founder of St. Louis Gamers.
ANDY MARKS – Pitching – Andy was a freshman at the University of Kansas in 2006 when the Jayhawks won their first Big II Tournament Championship in school history. It was one of two NCAA Tournament appearances he made as a Kansas pitcher. In his first two seasons in Lawrence, Andy had an impressive 122 strike outs in 124 innings of work. He spent his summers in the esteemed Northwoods League, pitching for the Duluth Huskies. He compiled a 16-6 record, was named an All-Star in 2007, threw the first no-hitter in franchise history and had a sub-2.00 ERA in two NWL campaigns. Andy has taken is experiences to coaching and has become a Pitching Instructor for All-Star Performance and a St. Louis Gamers Coach.
JUSTIN ROSEN – Hitting and Fielding – Graduated University of Mobile 2007, 2 year baseball scholarship- St. Louis Community College- Meremac 2 year baseball scholarship- University of Mobile, Alabama All-Conference- Sophomore & Senior year Lead the team in Home Runs- Senior year Lead the team in hitting- Sophomore year Lead the team in stolen bases- Sophomore year Player of the Month- Mid-west Community College Athletic Association- March, 2004 All Star Tea. Justin has 5+ years as the Metro Collegiate Summer baseball Coach of the St. Louis Gamers.
KEVIN WHEELER– Hitting, Throwing, Catching and Fielding – Kevin has been playing and or coaching baseball for the past 28 years. He has taught private hitting, pitching, and catching lessons with Professional Baseball Instruction of Illinois. Kevin played for the Miami Hurricanes in the early 90’s. and for the “Wizard of College Baseball” Ron Fraser and learned catching skills playing behind 4 time National League Gold Glove winner and 2 time National League All-Star, Charles Johnson. “Minor League Baseball Expert” for the Sporting News from 2001-2005. Kevin is currently a talk show host and sports reporter for ESPN 101. Kevin Wrote scouting reports on both Major League and Minor League players for Diamond Library publications from 1998-2007.
BRETT FREUND – Hitting and Catching – Brett currently coaches for the St. Louis Gamers at the high school level. He graduated and played two years at Lincoln College. Brett continued playing for two years at Fontbonne University. He was a starting catcher all four years in college and led the teams Batting Average in 2013. That same year, Brett was elected to SLIAC 2nd team All Conference. In 2014, he was elected to SLIAC All Tournament team. Brett joined the All-Star Instruction staff in 2014.
JOE SCHRIMPF – Hitting & Catching – Joe Graduated from Arkansas State University ins 2017. He led the team senior year with a .343 batting average, .474 on-base percentage, and .528 slugging percentage. His .343 batting average ranked 6th in league and 180th in nation. .474 OBP was 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference.528 ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. Joe Graduated with the most RBI in a career in school history with 146. He was also Named Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference as a utility player, Sun Belt player of the week twice. He had the Most sacrifice bunts in school history with 40, scored 2nd most runs in history with 151, 8th player in school history with 200+ hits, and finished6th most all-time with 209.
MATT CEPICKY – Hitting – Matt was drafted to the Expos in 1999. Matt signed with the Florida Marlins in 05 and the Baltimore Orioles in 07 with 2 Years MLB Service time. He finished 3rd in home runs and 5th in RBI’s. Matt was Named New Your Penn League All Star in 1999 and was named MVC Player of the year.
BARB PORTER -Softball Hitting, Catching & Fielding – Barb was the First Missouri State softball All-American pick as a senior in 1993. She was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third Team after one of the most outstanding careers in the program’s history. Barb ranked among the national top-10 in batting average for her senior year—finishing with a record .442 mark and also ranked 1st in the MO Valley Conference in hits (68) and stolen bases (22). She holds records for hits (252), total chances (1287), batting average (.403); is 2nd in stolen bases (58) and at bats (626); is 3rd in putouts (1013); and 4th in runs (113) and was the 1st player in Gateway/MVC history to win all-league honors 4 straight years. Barb received Missouri State Outstanding Female Athlete award in 1992 & 1993 and was inducted into Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2013, she became the only player to have her jersey retired by the Missouri State Softball Program. In recent years, Barb was the Co-Director of Gamers Fastpitch Program.
RACHEL GILL– Softball Hitting, Catching & Fielding – Head Varsity Coach, Incarnate Word Academy Catcher for St. Louis Saints. Rachel was chosen to play for STL All-Star Team in 2008 to play against Team USA on their Bejing Tour. 2nd Place Finish in 2012 Women’s Fastpitch Nationals, All American catcher at DePauw University, SCAC Conference Offensive Player of the Year for 2007 & 2009, SCAC All Conference Honors & NFCA All-Region Honors, Incarnate Word Academy Softball – All Conference Honors and Metro Honors. Rachel currently Coaches the STL Chaos.
MINDY DANIELSON– Softball Hitting – Mindy was the highest ranked softball player that the Mid-West region had seen in the past decade. In 1994 she was the assistant coach for Florissant Valley Jr. College. She was the Head Coach for 14U Missouri Warcats in 2001& the Lead Softball Coach at A Game Sports/Play Ball USA Clinic where she instructed general game techniques to all ages of girls & equipped set up and designed drills for girls to work on techniques of the game. Mindy was a Top Ranked AAA Outfielder for Womens California Jazz Softball Team (only player from Mid West recruited for Southern California Team), Head Coach at St. Charles Community College from 1997-1999(placed 2nd in Region), Outfielder for Decatur Pride & was also invited to the Canada Cup. She was voted most valuable player for mulitple games and was the Assistant Coach at Washington University.
ASHLEY EFTINK – Softball Pitching – Graduated from Central Methodist University in 2005. Ashley Spent 4 Years Playing NAIA Softball and studied Recreation Administration. She received Numerous Honors for Pitching, Utility Player and Offensive Efforts. Ashley Made 1st Team All-Conference & 3 of the 4 Years She Played Pitcher of the week numerous times and 1st Team All Regional her Senior Year. After graduating, she stayed at Central Methodist University to be a Graduate Assistant for the Softball Team, as well as a Pitching Coach.
ASHLEY LUTZ – Softball Pitching – Ashely was the Starting Pitcher at St. Charles Community College 2013-2014 and for Missouri Southern State University 2014-2016.. She Broke the strikeout record her senior year at MSSU and was Voted MVP her Senior Year. Ashley held a position as a pitching coach, working at a facility in Joplin.
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