Head Coach Steve Mazzola

Steve Mazzola

Steve Mazzola is entering his 12th year serving as a coach in the St. Louis Chaos Organization. He currently is in his 23rd year of teaching. He is a teacher at LaSalle Springs Middle School in the Rockwood School District. Along the 23 years of teaching Mazzola has been a high school coach for 3 different sports.

- 10 years as an assistant coach for softball at Eureka HS and Webster Groves HS

- 6 years as a head coach for baseball at Webster Groves HS. In those 6 years they went to 3 district championship games winning 2 of them and advancing one year to the state quarterfinals. 4 years as a JV coach at Kirkwood HS and Marquette HS

-7 years as a water polo coach at Eureka HS

On top of his teaching and coaching duties, Mazzola owns STL Pool Boys LLC. This keeps him busy with maintaining, opening/closing pools.

Mazzola played baseball collegiately at Jefferson College(JUCO) for 2 years. He then played 2 years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale(NCAAD1). Mazzola holds 4 degrees with an Associate Arts Degree-Pre-Med, Bachelors Degree in Health & Phys Ed, a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration & a Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

Mazzola currently has given up his coaching duties at the high school level to focus on the Chaos 18U team, his pool business, and his family.

Steve is married to Marta (Viefhaus) Mazzola. Marta played softball at Southern Illinois University. They have 3 daughters Mia 19, Sophi 17, and Gracie 15. His daughters all play softball. Mia (Chaos alum) is a sophomore playing at Eastern Illinois University. Sophi (current Chaos kid), a senior at Eureka HS, will attend the University of Washington to continue her playing career. Gracie is a sophomore at Eureka HS, who is just starting the recruiting process. They also have 2 dogs, a black lab named Maizy & a chocolate lab named Dottie.

Assistant Coach Melissa "Skeeter" Gentile


For the past four years, Gentile has worked as the Director of Events for THE Spring Games, LLC. THE Spring Games is the world's largest college softball event, held annually in Florida across Divisions I, III, III, NAIA and junior colleges that features more than 500 teams.

During her time in that role, Gentile navigated the company through the COVID pandemic. She also secured the entire Big Ten conference and created a one-of-a-kind 'bubble' event to provide a safe environment for athletes, fans and staff. Gentile's duties expanded to include budgeting, training and hiring of staff, creating leadership training within the organization and leading the reorganization and restructure of the company as a whole.

Prior to that, Gentile was the owner and head instructor for Powerline Softball, which was ultimately purchased by THE Spring Games. In this role, she managed a team of seven while creating major college softball events in Florida.

Gentile's most recent coaching experience was a five-year stint as the head coach at Eastern Michigan University where she managed the entire EMU program including budget, fundraising, recruiting, camps, clinics, player development and player retention. She also served on the President's Commission on Equity and Inclusion.

Gentile spent a season in the head coaching role at Jacksonville University and prior to that, served as an assistant coach for two years at Eastern Michigan. She began her collegiate coaching career at Central Michigan University.

Gentile played collegiately at the University of Michigan where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. She went on to play on the USA Women's National team for four years before beginning her coaching career.

Additionally, Gentile holds a master's degree in athletic administration from Central Michigan University.

Gentile and her wife Courtney have four kids – Hope, Tatum, Bailee and Addison.