Varsity, Head Coach
2021 will be Coach Meyer's 19th season as Marquette's head coach and 31st year coaching baseball. He has prior coaching experience at
Eureka High School, with the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (Meramec Valley & the Redbirds), with Nebraska American Legion Baseball (North Platte, Kearney, Lincoln, & Syracuse), and
at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Coach Meyer was named the Missouri Coaches Association Baseball Coach of the Year for 2019 (sponsored by the NFHS & MSHSAA) and the Midwest Sectional
(MO, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN) Coach of the Year for 2019 (sponsored by the NFHS). Coach Meyer was selected as the Suburban West Conference Coach of the Year in 2007, 2013, 2014, & 2017. He was also
named the 1999 St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association Coach of the Year. He served as the Class 4 vice president for the Missouri State High School Baseball Coaches Association from 2008-2011 and
president elect for 2012-2013. Coach Meyer also served as the President of the Missouri State High School Baseball Coaches Association from July 2013-July 2015.
John's Marquette teams have won 286 games and lost 174. Coach Meyer has an overall win/loss record of 460-274. He has been in the dugout
to lead eight of the eleven winningest teams in school history (2003, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, & 2019). Coach Meyer has also been fortunate to coach dedicated student athletes.
Every varsity team since 2003 has performed well in the classroom. Each team has accumulated a team GPA of 3.25 or better while some teams have been ranked in the state's top 15 for team
GPAs (See the In The Classroom page for further details). John earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska-Kearney in 1992, a master's degree in education from Lindenwood University in 2003, and
a master's degree in athletic administration from William Woods University in 2013. Coach Meyer is an assistant softball coach and has been teaching business courses at Marquette since 2000 where he
also serves as the department head. He and his wife Denise have a daughter, Tanner.
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2021 will be Coach Starling's 18th season coaching baseball at Marquette and 22nd season coaching baseball. He has prior coaching experience at Parkway South High
School and with the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (Southwest Stars). Coach Starling was named assistant coach of the year in January of 2011 by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches
Association. Adam earned his bachelor's degree in 2002 and his master's degree in Education in 2003 from Maryville University. He also has earned a master's degree in athletic administration from
William Woods University in 2013. Coach Starling has been teaching social studies courses at Marquette since 2005. He also serves as the head softball coach at Marquette and played a pivotal
role in the 2017 state championship season. He and his wife Jenny have a daughter, Savannah and a son, Blake.
Coach Basta is entering his 6th year coaching as a volunteer with the varsity. 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 fourth 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
Junior Varsity, Head
Dan 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
2021 will be Marc Ostrowski's 3rd year coaching baseball at Marquette and his 13th year coaching high school baseball. Prior to coaching
at Marquette he coached at Hazelwood East High School and Kirkwood High School. 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.