Coach Philip Perone

Phil Perone

Phil is married to his wife Jennifer of 26 years this November and they have 4 daughters, Ashley 23, Lauren 20, Natalie 17, and Emily 14 and all played travel softball and/or soccer. While juggling family and all the activities that go with an active family, he co-owns a transportation company, and coaches the 2009 team.

Phil has been coaching travel ball for 13 years when he began his career with the St. Louis Esprit Organization before moving to the St. Louis Chaos in 2017.  Phil is currently the Co-Head Coach of the 2009 National team with Evan Beatty.  During this time, he has been the head coach or part of the coaching staff for the 2000 St. Louis Esprit, 2003 St. Louis Esprit, 2003 St. Louis Chaos, and currently the 2009 St. Louis Chaos.  Most notable team accomplishments are 2nd Place Finish at the 12U USA/ASA National Championship, 2nd Place Finish at the 14U USA/ASA Junior Olympic Cup National Championships.

Like all our coaches, Phil prides himself with the details of coaching. “ I concentrate on proper foot placement, hip flips, transitions, arm angles, approaches offensively/defensively, glove presentation, etc.  Making a play doesn’t necessarily mean the play was made correctly, so I take the approach of making sure they do it the right way.  That is the only way it will work at the next level.  I find it frustrating watching others not coaching the game correctly, so I make sure the girls that play for us are fully prepared for the next level.  If it’s not going to work at the next level, I make sure we correct it as soon as we can and we begin working on the correct approach.”

Phil has coached many players over the years that have reached all levels collegiately and is extremely excited about his current group.  With the addition of Evan Beatty to the 2009 coaching group they now have around 50 years of coaching/recruiting experience in their dugout and have positioned this talented group of athletes to achieve all their goals over the next 4 years.   There isn’t a team at this age level with the coaching experience and knowledge of what it takes to play at the next level than this one!!!

Coach Evan Beatty

Evan Beatty

Played baseball as an outfielder at Truman State University. Attended Law School at the University of Missouri and while there spent summers playing softball around the country with a number of former Mizzou baseball players, which I continued to do after graduation. My coaching career began in 1996 and in 1998 started coaching my daughter, Shannon at 10u with the St. Louis Blast. We stayed with the Blast until 2004 when we became part of the St Louis Chaos at 16u. In 2005,I took a Coaching position with Washington University as an assistant to head coach, Cindy Zelinski. During that year we were ranked #1 in the country for the first time in program history. All the players from our first Chaos team earned athletic scholarships and distinguished themselves with many team career records at Schools around the country. After graduating, those players have gone to successful careers including many who are college coaches today. After that team graduated, in 2010, I was asked by Bob and Barb Furrer, who headed the club, to take over the Chaos organization.
I also took the ‘96 team who were at 14u at the time and stayed with them through graduation. That team had so much success, winning countless tournaments, finishing in the Top 5 at USA Gold Nationals in 2014 in OKC(highest finish ever for a St Louis team at Gold Nationals) and then in 2015, we were asked to be part of the USA softball inaugural Junior Olympic Cup with some of the best teams in the country and we finished in the Top 3 at the first ever JO Cup National. That team earned over 1.5 million in athletic scholarships with most players going to Power 5 schools including several to the SEC. My next team was with the ‘00s and then ultimately a combination of the ‘00 and ‘99 teams. Again, that team was incredibly successful and widely recognized as one of the best teams in the country. In 2018, that group became the first St. Louis team to win a major national championship in over 35 yrs when they won the 2018 JO Cup. Those players earned almost 2 million dollars in athletic scholarships to mostly power 5 schools with several in the SEC. I’ve had great experiences being selected to Coach All-Star teams, who played against the USA Olympic Team in 2008 and against the USA U19 team in 2019. Along with being the National Director of the St Louis Chaos, I am currently coaching the ‘09 team, which has the potential of being one of the best Chaos teams we have ever had. I served on the USA Junior Olympic Board of Directors from 2015-2019 and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the HFL as part of Alliance Softball. I’ve been fortunate enough to have coached many players who were Gatorade Players of the Year, went on to become All-Americans in college, several who played on the USA U19 National Team, played at some of the best schools in the country, which has allowed me to forge great relationships with college coaches around the country and best of all, been part of players realizing their dreams and all together earning over 10 million dollars in athletic scholarships.

2009 Tryout Form