Coach Basta is entering his 8th year coaching as an assistant with the varsity. He is also a varsity softball assistant coach that played in the 2022 Final Four. Sam is a 2004 graduate of Marquette and was a three year varsity player. He played on Marquette's first district championship team in 2002 while also being a member of the 2003 district championship team. The 2003 team went on to be the first Sectional winning team in program history as well. After graduating in 2004, Coach Basta was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and spent five years in their minor league system. Sam previously coached with the St. Louis Redbirds/314 Sports Organization that is run by his brother EJ (a 2002 MHS grad). His wife Elizabeth works at Marquette and they have two children, Braxton & Blakleigh.
Spencer is entering his 6th year as hitting coach for the Mustangs. A 2003 graduate of MHS, Spencer played on Coach Meyer's first district championship club (2003). Spencer played collegiately at Culver-Stockton College and finished his degree in Sport Management at Missouri Baptist University. 2021 will mark Spencer's 17th season coaching baseball and he also serves as the strength coach at MHS during the fall sports season. Spencer and his wife Natalie have been married since 2015 and have three dogs: Cletus, Luvy, and Bitsy.
Junior Varsity, Head Coach
2023 will be Dan Czolgosz's 3rd year in the program. He has served as the JV coach for two years and will assist with the varsity in 2023. Coach Czolgosz (Cho-gus) is a 2003 graduate of Lafayette High School. He attended the University of Iowa where he majored in communications. He has been coaching club level high school baseball with the St. Louis Redbirds since 2010. Dan is a certified personal trainer and strength coach at Output Performance in Brentwood where he works with athletes of all ages. When he is not coaching or training; Dan enjoys cooking, distance running, and disc golf with his dog Ruby. This is Dan's first coaching role within the Missouri High School Athletic Association and he is poised to become a valuable member of the Mustangs baseball program.
Freshmen, Head Coach
2023 will be Marc Ostrowski's 5th year coaching baseball at Marquette and his 14th year coaching high school baseball. Prior to coaching at Marquette he coached at Hazelwood East High School and Kirkwood High School. He is also an assistant coach with the softball program. Coach Ostrowski earned his bachelor's degree from Benedictine University in 2005 and a master's degree in school administration from Maryville University in 2011. He also earned a master's degree in American Government from Ashland University in 2017. Coach O has been teaching social studies courses at Marquette since 2017. He and his wife, Nicole, have a son, Max and a daughter, Aubrey.