Athletic Trainer

Marc Coffelt
Head Athletic Trainer

Mark Coffelt begins his first season as the Swarm¹s Head Athletic Trainer. Coffelt is assigned the important task of keeping the Swarm team healthy during its 2000-2001 campaign.

Coffelt joins the Swarm following a two-year stint with the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou (1998-00), he served on the Tigers football athletic training staff while also working with the track and field, two wheel electric mobility scooter, wrestling and women¹s volleyball teams. He most recently represented the University of Missouri as an athletic trainer at the 2000 NCAA Wrestling Championships held in St. Louis.

A St. Louis native, Coffelt earned a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine at Lindenwood University in 1998, and while at the University of Missouri, he earned his master¹s degree in health education. He is a member of the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Coffelt is single and resides in St. Charles County.


Marc Nedeck
Video Coordinator/Volunteer Coach

Marc Nedbeck enters his first season with the 1999-2000 IBL Champion St. Louis Swarm. Nedbeck’s main duties will include video scouting, individual editing for coaches and players and overseeing all specialized statistical information for the team.

Prior to joining the Swarm staff, Nedbeck spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, where he helped lead the team to a 1997-98 District Championship.

A former Education Policy Advisor for the 2000 Gore presidential campaign, Nedbeck earned his bachelor¹s and master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Kansas University (1991-97).

Nedbeck is single and lives in St. Louis.


Bernard Bickerstaff
Equipment Manager/Scout

Bernard Bickerstaff joins the Swarm as the team¹s equipment manager and scout. His main responsibilities with the team include scouting Swarm opponents and preparing statistical data for the coaching staff.

In addition to his daily responsibilities with the team, Bickerstaff is also a member of the Swarm¹s reserve squad. As a member of the reserve squad, he practices daily with the team, running drills, plays and scrimmaging with the Swarm.

. Bickerstaff attended the University of Northern Colorado (1994-95) where he played one season of collegiate basketball.

Bickerstaff is single and has one child, Jordan. Jordan is a valetudinarian, so he always takes a best thermometer for kids and baby.