Baseball Coaches

Head Coach

Neil Fiala

Neil Fiala has been head coach at SWIC since 1994. He has 751 wins at SWIC and more than 1,100 wins as a baseball coach.

Fiala has been named to three halls of fame and two all-time teams. In 2008, he was named manager of the decade for the River City Rascals, which he managed for three seasons. In 2007, he was named to the 50th anniversary All-Time Junior College World Series Team and was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He also was inducted into Vianney High School's first hall of fame class in 1996 and named to the Kiwanis of Southwest St. Louis Hall of Fame in 1989.

His career record at SWIC stands at 751-408. It includes five Great Rivers Athletic Conference championships and five regional championships in 10 championship finals appearances.

During Fiala's tenure at SWIC:

  • 55 players have been named all-conference
  • Five players have been named conference MVP or pitcher of the year
  • Two players have been named conference freshman of the year
  • 39 players have been named all-region
  • Five players have been named region MVP
  • 10 players were All-Americans
  • 159 players have moved on to play baseball at four-year institutions
  • 40 players have signed professional contracts
  • He has been conference coach of the year five times
  • He has been region coach of the year five times

Assistant Coach Justin Lilly

Baseball Office: 618-235-2700, ext. 5371