BFTGU.com Coach Steve Nicollerat

Coach Steve Nicollerat

Coach Steve Nicollerat

With over 30 years of coaching baseball at St. Louis University High School and many more years playing, including collegiate ball at St. Louis University, Steve has developed a system of teaching and baseball which emphasizes fundamentals and positive development, both athletically and personally. Furthermore, Steve’s experience officiating NCAA basketball has provided his players and parents perspectives in approaching competition and sport that only few can provide. His believes that “Sports are important, and everybody wants to win, but at SLUH that’s not what people are really after…We’re trying to help kids grow through sports. The guys who are teaching and coaching believe in that.”

In addition, to his intensive coaching obligations and sports background, Steve, who has a Master of Science in Computer Science, teaches computer science courses and has created curriculum at St. Louis University High School, Webster, Fontbonne University, Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, and Cor Jesu Academy.

On a more personal level, Steve has raised and coached four children and now has two beautiful grandchildren.  With all of these experiences, Steve thinks that he has been blessed to be able to grow and learn as an exceptional father, a caring and loving grandfather, a teacher, and as a coach.

BFTGU.com Coach Jim Manning

Coach Jim Manning

After a solid baseball career in college as well as high school, Jim has brought tremendous baseball experience to the Baseball from the Ground Up team. As a former player of Steve Nicollerat, Jim went on to play collegiate baseball at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.  Besides playing baseball for the full four years of college, Jim double majored in Business and History, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

With his heart set on business and helping people, Jim founded a real estate investment company named STL Real Estate.  STL Real Estate both buys and sell houses, and provides Saint Louis homeowners with quality information.  Click on this link to check out STL Real Estate.  Also, visit STL Real Estate’s sister site which is designed to help Saint Louis homeowners that are having trouble making their house payments, on the verge of foreclosure, or even if they simpily owe more on their house than what its worth.

Jim continues his passion for baseball by coaching at St. Louis University High School as one of Steve Nicollerat’s assistant coaches.  His analytical approach to hitting and catching is an asset to the SLUH baseball program.

BFTGU.com Coach Tom Zinselmeyer

Tom Zinselmeyer

Coach Tom Zinselmeyer

Tom is fast approaching 10 years of coaching experience with Steve Nicollerat and St. Louis University High School as an assistant coach and a summer baseball camp instructor.

Academically, Tom has a double major in History and Political Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia. After a brief stint in Commercial Real Estate Management, he joined the faculty at St. Louis University High School where he currently teaches history to sophomores and seniors. To enhance his skill set as a teacher, Tom received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University.  In addition to coaching baseball, Tom also coaches soccer. Tom thinks that by “coaching soccer and baseball it not only allows a different perspective to teach kids, but also allows a chance to build relationships with kids outside of the classroom.”

During his free time, Tom operates a wine service company he created, Z Wine Services, LLC, which specializes in private wine class/tastings, travel consultation, and wine consultation. He is currently a professional member of The Society of Wine Educators.