Marty Kilgore enters his 17th season as the head coach of the MCC-Maple Woods baseball program. During his first thirteen seasons, he compiled more than 440 wins and six regional championships. He was Region XVI Coach of the Year six times.
He has coached several young men who have earned the opportunity to play at the professional level. These include: Albert Pujols, MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals, Logan Morrison with the Miami Marlins, Jake Blackwood with the San Diego Padres and many others.
He has helped student athletes get scholarships to continue their education through the game of baseball. Since 1999, more than 90% of his outgoing sophomores have moved on to four-year colleges and universities.
Prior to becoming head coach in 1999, Kilgore worked as the pitching coach at Maple Woods for four seasons and was instrumental in the 1998 fifth-place finish at the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.
From 1990 to 1993, Kilgore was the assistant coach at MCC-Longview where he helped lead the 1993 team to the NJCAA Division II World Series.
Kilgore began playing college ball at MCC-Longview before transferring to Iowa State University, where he was a starting pitcher.
He is supported by athletic director Brian Becthel, president Merna Saliman, assistant coaches Justin Munson and Joe Miller and the MCC-Maple Woods administration. At home, wife Kristin and daughter Chloe supports him "in this job I love."
Justin Munson is entering his 6th season as an Assistant Coach with the Monarchs. Justin serves as the Pitching Coach and as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Monarchs. Coach Munson attended Maple Woods from 2005-2008 where he played under current Head Coach Marty Kilgore. After Maple Woods, Justin went on to attend Park University where he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in English. Justin currently resides in Kansas City, MO where he coaches a college showcase team and provides private baseball instruction. Coach Munson is also an Associate Scout with the Miami Marlins.
Joe Miller is entering his 4th season with the Monarchs. Joe will help with the outfielders and also assist with recruiting. Prior to Maple Woods, Joe was at Avila University where he served as the recruiting coordinator and outfield coach. Coach Miller helped lead the Eagles to a Heart of America Conference title and their first ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. Joe played collegiately for current Head Coach Marty Kilgore. Joe received his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Coaching at the United States Sports Academy. Joe currently lives in Kansas City, MO with his wife Desiree and is the head coach of the Kansas City Bombers, a college showcase team since 2000.