Dave Lawson graduated from Windsor High school in Imperial Missouri as a 3 sport athlete. Dave continued his baseball career at Jefferson College 1998-2000 where he was an all conference infielder. After graduating Jeffco, Dave transferred to Southeast Missouri State 2001-2003 where he played infield, catcher, as well as finishing his career as outfielder. Dave was a part of the OVC championship SEMO Indians team in 2002.
After college Dave spent 2 seasons as assistant coach at SEMO assisting with hitters as well as outfielders. Dave spent 10 years in Florida serving as a coach for several select baseball clubs in Tampa area as well as assistant coach for one season at Hernando Christian academy.
Dave has spent the last 3 summers as an assistant coach with the Cape Catfish of the Prospect Collegiate League which he has helped to a runner up and a Championship season In 2021.
Dave resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife Ashley, who is the SEMO head gymnastics coach, along with sons Chase (15u Bulls), and Bryce (12u Bulls). Dave also works at Balls N Strikes as an instructor. Coach Dave truly loves the outdoors and spends most his free time hunting, fishing, golf, and family time.
Zach graduated from Northwest High School in Cedar Hill, Missouri in 2012. In time spent there he complied over 110 hits at the varsity level while earning all district and all region honors. After graduating Coach McKenney attended Three Rivers College and played infield. After graduating from Three Rivers Zach attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis to continue his baseball career. He graduated from UMSL with a Bachelors in History.
Immediately after graduation Coach McKenney began his college coaching career at UMSL with Jim Brady as a hitting and infield coach. During his time there UMSL was in the top five in hitting categories in the GLVC. After two seasons at UMSL McKenney moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri and started coaching at Three Rivers College. He is currently in his third year coaching at Three Rivers and teaching at Poplar Bluff Junior High School. This will be his 4th year coaching with the Missouri Bulls. Coach McKenney resides in Poplar Bluff with his wife and family.
Neil Johnson played high school baseball for 4 years at Woodland High School in Marble Hill where he received honors as all conference, all district and all state.
Neil went to play college baseball at Three Rivers on a scholarship as a outfielder and pitcher. Injuries would later not allowing him to finish his baseball career at the college level. Neil also coached at his alma mater, Woodland, for 2 years and had 2 successful seasons. He now coaches for Advance High School. He also works at Balls N Strikes as an instructor. This is Neil's 5th season coaching with the Missouri Bulls. Neil resides in Advance, MO, with his wife Torie, and his son, Tyson, a 11u Bull.
Coach Barke was born and raised in Pittsfield, Illinois, always active in sports and spent her summers improving her skills. She played volleyball, basketball and softball in high school and went on to play college basketball and softball for Webster University in St. Louis. She was inducted into the Webster Hall of Fame in 2011 and the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Hall of Fame in 2011.
In her free time, Halley enjoys attending her kids sporting events and going to SEMO athletic events. She and her family also enjoy St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
Coach Barke loves coaching and watching the girls learn the game of softball. She is most looking forward to helping her group of girls improve their fundamental skills and grow their love for the game all while continuing to have fun. She resides in Cape with her husband Brady and their 3 children Mabrie (12u Bull), Jackson (10u Bull) and Kolbe.
Coach Jamey Heisserer played baseball in high school and has coached both of his boys for the past 7 years. "I would like to thank Todd and the parents for allowing me to coach this Bulls team. Looking forward to a great year!!"
Coach Heisserer began coaching for the Missouri Bulls in 2021, and we appreciate his energy and love of the game! We are excited to have him involved in our organization, and his team has progressed tremendously over the past two seasons.
Coach Rob Haupt is from Jackson, MO. Rob has a background in a variety of youth sports. He has coached youth baseball for 14 years, and has also coached basketball, football, and track & field. In his high school years, he played football for Jackson. Rob is also a certified high school football and basketball official.
Coach Haupt strives to cultivate an environment where kids continue their love of the game and watching their confidence build when they succeed. He is looking forward to helping his team learn and grow together this season. In his free time, Coach Rob enjoys martial arts (HapKiDo, TaeKwonDo, & Judo), disc golf, and going to the movies.
Ross played baseball at Baylor University from 1999-2003. Bennett was a two-time All Big XII DH and a two-time All Midwest Region Selection. Bennett led the Bears in batting in 2002 and remains the only player in Big XII history to bat over .350 for 3 consecutive seasons. Bennett led the Bears to a Big XII championship, 4 NCAA Regional Appearances, and 2 Super Regional Appearances.
Bennett won a Gold Medal playing for Team USA in the 1996 Jr Pan American Games. Bennett was then drafted by the Washington Nationals (Montreal Expos) in the 1998 MLB Draft after an All American career for Cape Central High School. He declined the professional contract to attend Baylor University.
While at Baylor, Bennett was named the Big XII Student Athlete of the year and a 1st Team Academic All American. He majored in Biochemistry and became a dentist following his playing career. Bennett has provided private batting instruction to athletes from T-ball players to Major League Baseball players.
Bennett resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife Jocey and their 5 kids.
Coach Travis Smith was born and raised in Indiana. Growing up and through high school, Travis participated in basketball, baseball, track, and cross country. Coach Smith moved to Cape Girardeau in 1994 on a full athletic scholarship for the SEMO men's basketball team. He played for SEMO for 4 seasons and graduated in 1999 with his bachelor's degree. He went on to complete his Masters Degree at SEMO as well. Coach Smith enjoys spending time with his boys, Zander and Lincoln (10u Bull) as well as playing basketball and lifting weights.
The thing Coach Travis enjoys most about coaching is watching these young men grow up, not just as athletes, but as future men. He hopes to have a positive impact, showing them what hard work looks like, what striving for excellence means, and how this can impact every aspect of their lives. He looks forward to helping his team continue to grow and learn more about the game of baseball while giving them opportunities to succeed as well as fail, because that's where true growth comes from.
Coach Jeff Dunaway was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. He grew up with 3 brothers playing every sport they could. Jeff played football, baseball, and wrestled for Cape Central.
In his free time, Coach Jeff enjoys anything outdoors with his family. They love to fish and visit the family condo on the beach in FL. He enjoys St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Coach Dunaway said, "I tell each of our players, I want them to love the game a little more at the end of the season than they did at the beginning. I’ve learned so many life lessons from sports growing up. If I can share that experience to help them develop, I’m doing my job."
Coach Mark Glastetter is from Charleston, MO. Coach Mark enjoyed playing baseball and basketball growing up. He chose to focus on baseball in high school and played with a great group of teammates who won a state championship and made several final 4 appearances. Coach Glastetter recognizes how hard their team has worked over the past year, and he's looking forward to the fun they are going to have this summer challenging the boys as a team to continue learning and growing. He is happy to be coaching a great group of boys with wonderful families. In his free time, Coach Glastetter enjoys spending time at the lake with his family, and hunting and fishing with his boys. His son, Ridge is a 10u Bull.
Coach Shepard was born and raised in Jacob, Illinois. He graduated from Trico High School in 1993. Growing up he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. Keith is also the Jr. High basketball coach for Shawnee. In his free time he enjoys watching and coaching his boys in baseball and basketball, spending time with his family, and watching Cardinals baseball. He is very excited about this 8u team. "We have a great group of kids who have a lot of talent." Keith resides in Grand Tower, Illinois with his wife Samantha and their two boys- Kyle and Tripp (9U Bull).