The Flagstaff Star Chasers redirected their search for 2023’s head coach and came up with highly regarded Kevin Kimball, formerly of Phoenix College. Kimball ran the Bears program from 2011 through 2022, winning four Region 1 titles and making the regional playoffs three of the last five years. The 45-year old Great Falls, Montana native played his college ball at the College of Southern Idaho, before transferring to the University of Northern Colorado. Kimball began his coaching career at Phoenix area high schools, then spent two years as an assistant at Gateway CC, before taking over at Phoenix College. Coach Kimball will handle the hitters and the team’s offense and defense. The Star Chasers open their 2023 season in San Diego, matching up with the San Diego Waves June 4-5, before opening their home schedule June 6-7 against the Havasu Heat.
Assistant coach Kenny Graham Jr. comes to Flagstaff from Alpharetta, Georgia. Graham played professionally with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League, as well as in the Dominican Republic Summer League and with the Oregon Lumberjacks of the California Winter League. After a knee injury derailed his pro career, Kenny has entered the coaching ranks with stints with Georgia's Sunbelt League, a summer collegiate league, as well as high school and youth leagues. Graham will be working with the outfielders and direct the Chaser's baserunning.
Scott Mueller will handle the pitching staff for the 2023 edition of the Star Chasers. Mueller brings a wealth of experience at the high school, college and professional levels. Scott pitched at Greenway high school in Phoenix and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005. Mueller opted for a scholarship at South Mountain Community College, helping pitch the Cougars to the Juco World Series. After South Mountain, the left hander took his talent to Arizona State, where he was part of Coach Pat Murphy's 2007 Sun Devil team that advanced to the College World Series. Mueller was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and pitched in their organization for four years. He pitched four more years of independent ball for the Traverse City Beach Bums before entering the coaching ranks.