Staff

Gregg Edwards – General Manager

gregg@retrobaseballclub.com

Gregg was born and raised in St. Louis and currently serves as a Varsity High School coach in the St. Louis area.  Gregg has played as well as coached at the JUCO baseball level here in the Metro area.  He has served on the Board of Directors for SLABA Baseball for multiple terms, and was the Director of the Meramec Valley SLABA program for 5 years.  Gregg was the Director of the  Meramec Valley SLABA Program as well as the Founder and Director of The Knights of Under Armour and the Rawlings Titans Baseball Organizations.  He has been a leader in youth sports for 30 plus years.  Gregg looks forward to “the life lessons that parallel sports and watching boys grow into young men.  Helping educate players and parents on what it takes to be successful in youth sports and on to the next level as well with a goal of always trying to make a difference in a positive way”. As the General Manager of RETRO Baseball, Gregg’s an integral part in the day-to-day operations, coaches a team, and provides instruction to our players and coaches. Gregg lives in House Springs, Missouri and has 3 children of his own, 6 step children he shares with his wife Melissa, and 6  grandchildren.

INSTRUCTORS

JAKE SCHUCHARDT

Jake was born in raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After playing baseball and basketball at St. John Vianney High School, Jake received a baseball scholarship to Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. While studying Youth Ministry, Jake played four years as a P, 1B, and 3B. Jake returned to St. Louis to start the youth ministry at Quest Church in Wildwood, where he currently works as a pastor. Jake has also been a coaching since his return from college. He has coached at Roosevelt High School, Desmet High School, and with SLABA. For Retro, Jake serves as a both a coach and lead instructor. He is also currently coaching baseball at Whitfield School and softball at Lutheran South. Jake loves the many lessons that he has learned on the baseball field and now wishes to impart those lessons on to the players he coaches. Jake lives in Eureka, MO and will be getting married in May of 2017.

BRIAN MCQUADE

Brian was born and raised in Cahokia, Illinois before moving to Imperial, Missouri prior to his sophomore year of high school. Brian played at the varsity level all four years of high school and received numerous all-conference honors. He received multiple opportunities to play at the collegiate level, but due to arm injuries decided his days as a player were at an end. Brian currently serves as a lead instructor and manager of the 14u team. He has been coaching youth baseball for four years and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the game with the players he teaches. Brian lives in Imperial with his wife Marie.

CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Chris was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Webster Groves High School in 2006. Chris played multiple sports, including baseball, football, and wrestling.

Upon graduating from Webster Groves High School, Chris went on to play football at Missouri valley college before transferring to McKendree University. At McKendree, Chris played football and baseball for three years while earning his Masters of Business Administration Degree. Chris began coaching select baseball his sophomore year of college with the St. Louis Sting.  During his junior year, Chris managed an independent team out of Webster Groves high school while also heading the RBI program at Mathew-Dickey’s Boys and Girls Club. In 2012, Chris joined with Gregg Edwards and Mike Wilhelm to continue his youth baseball coaching.  Chris assisted on the 13U National Team and continued to coach them until they completed their 17U season.  Chris currently coaches at Webster Groves High School, the RBI Program at Mathew-Dickey’s, and with RETRO. To Chris, the most rewarding part about coaching is inspiring, motivating, and showing kids their true potential.  As a coach, Chris’ goal is not only to teach the mechanics and philosophies of the game, but to help the players foster a sense of humility and discipline in order to build character for their respective future.

MIKE WILHELM – Director of Baseball Operations

mwilhelm@retrobaseballclub.com

Mike attended Oakville High School and went on to pitch locally at Harris Stowe University and Jefferson College.  He received Bachelor’s Degrees in both Kinesiology and Sports Management from Missouri Baptist University.  He coached baseball for Oakville American Legion, Webster Groves High School, Whitfield High School and was the pitching coordinator for the Meramec Valley Baseball Organization before moving on to his current position with RETRO Baseball.  Since 2002, Mike’s full-time job has been doing private pitching instruction at the St. Louis Baseball Academy in Lemay, MO.  Mike’s goal is to get each player to achieve his personal best.  Mike resides in Fenton, MO with his wife Amanda and Puggle Spartacus.