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Neil Fiala

A former major league player for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds in 1981, Neil brings over four decades of playing, coaching and instructing experience to the Zone. His dedication and passion for the game doesn’t go unnoticed as he’s earned numerous awards throughout his playing and coaching career. His strong reputation as an instructor and coach has led to 92 of his former players signing professional contracts along with 14 playing in the major leagues.

  • 25 year Head Coach of Southwestern Illinois College 1994-2018. Finished with 890 wins.

  • Gateway Grizzlies Bench coach - 2003-2006

  • River City Rascals Manager - 2000-2002

  • University of Illinois Asst. Baseball Coach, '91-93.

  • New York Yankees minor league coach '89-90

  • Named to Junior College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame 2016

  • Named to St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame 2007

  • Named to NJCAA JUCO World Series 50th Golden Anniversary Team 2007

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Steve Nicollerat

With about 40 years of coaching varsity baseball at St. Louis University High School, running his Youth Baseball Camp for almost 30 years, and many more years playing, including collegiate ball at St. Louis University, Steve has developed a system of teaching baseball which emphasizes fundamentals and positive development, both athletically and personally.

He offers hitting lessons for both baseball and fastpitch.

  • 38 years as Varsity Head Coach at St. Louis University High School

  • 28 years of running Youth Baseball Camps

  • Former NCAA D-1 Men's Basketball Referee

  • Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association Hall of Fame Member

  • Bob Broeg Award Winner - Most Influential Coach

  • Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

  • Missouri Umpire Coach of the Year Award

  • 1 of only 6 National Epstein Certified Master Hitting Instructors

  • 600+ wins (3rd overall in Missouri)