Redbirds Staff

Redbirds Staff


E.J. Basta | Owner & President

Owner and operator of 314 Sports Management. E.J. has been the President of the Redbirds since 2010. As a Redbird player from 1996-2002 E.J. is one of the most decorated players in Redbirds history, a 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee. Since taking over the Redbirds in 2010 the program has reached new heights in team and player success with over 120 players advancing to college & professional baseball since 2010.

Sam Basta | Vice President

Vice President of 314 Sports Management & CFO. Sam has been a member of the Redbirds staff since 2012 after being a Redbird player from 1997-2004. Baltimore Orioles draft pick out of out High School and 2008 inductee to the Redbirds Hall of Fame. Sam runs day to day business operations for all of 314 Sports as well as coaches High School baseball at Marquette and a Redbirds 16u team.

Aaron Basler | Vice President & General Manager

Vice President and General Manager of 314 Sports Management and member of the Redbirds staff since 2012, Aaron a Ste. Genevieve, MO native played his collegiate baseball at Missouri Baptist University. Coaching at the college level before joining the Redbirds, Basler brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization as a whole running the High School programs day to day operations while coaching an 18u team.

Dan Czoglosz | High School Director & Strength Coach

Dan Czolgosz has been a member of the Redbirds organization since 1998 as a player, while joining the full time staff in January of 2017. His responsibilities include coordinating the team activities of all 40 of our youth teams and well as work with our coaches to design practice plans & on field strategy. Dan is also our certified strength training coach who works with our High School players throughout the off-season at OutPut Performance housed in 314 Training Academy.

Jeramy Allerdissen | Youth Team Director & Lead Instructor

Jeramy has been with the Redbirds baseball program since 2008 serving many different roles throughout the organization. Currently Jeramy is the youth development coordinator for the St Louis Nike Redbirds baseball organization along with being the lead instructor at 314 Training Academy. 

Jacob Abraham | Youth Team Coordinator & Instructor

Jacob has been a baseball instructor for 10 years. Along with training Jacob has been a coach with the St Louis Redbirds for 8 seasons. While with 314 Training Academy he has worked with numerous high school players who have advanced on to play at the collegiate level.

Matt Mokriakow | Youth Team Coordinator & Instructor

Matt Mokriakow has been with the Redbirds organization since 2016 and has coached High School and Youth teams in his time with the Redbirds. Along with being a Redbirds coach Matt is involved in the programming for the training of youth players within the Redbirds program and is our head instructor at 314 Training Academy.

Spencer Thomson | 314 Training Academy GM & Facilites Director

Spencer has been with the Redbirds since 2008 and has served as a High School coach, Youth Coach, Youth Coordinator, and instructor. Currently Thomson is the facility manager of 314 Training Academy along with coaching a Redbirds 15u team. Redbird player from 1997-2003, Spencer was a 2007 Redbirds Hall of Fame inductee. 

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