Coaching Staff

meet the coaches

Head Varsity Coach Jason Schneider

Coach Schneider grew up in Fenton; attending Stanton Elementary, Rockwood South Middle, and finally Rockwood Summit, where he was part of the first graduating class in 1996.  In High School he was a three sport athlete (football, hockey, and baseball) and enjoyed a senior campaign that included being a captain of the football team, a trip to the quarterfinals in football, captain of the hockey team, a Wickenheiser Cup championship in hockey, a captain of the baseball team, and helped lead the baseball team to an 18-4 mark before losing to eventual state champion Parkway West in the district championship game.  He received 2nd team All-State honors in football, MVP and scoring leader in hockey, as well as being selected to the All-Conference team and being named Conference Player of Year for baseball.

Coach Schneider attended McKendree University to play football and baseball. When his baseball career was cut short from arm injuries his Freshmen year he continued on and finished up playing four years of collegiate football.  He graduated in 2000 with a teaching degree in Social Science and Secondary Education.

2021 marks his 20th year of coaching varsity baseball at Rockwood Summit.  He is the fourth head coach at Summit since the opening of the school in 1993.  In fact, there has only been four years that he has not directly been a part of the baseball program’s 27-year history.  In his first seven years as head coach, he has amassed a record of 101-43-1 and won two conference championships (2017, 2019) as well as one district championship (2017).

Coach Schneider resides in Fenton with his wife Christine and three kids, Tessa, Owen and Wyatt.  He and his wife stay busy with their kid's athletics, as they are involved in volleyball, hockey, and baseball.  He currently teaches P.E., Strength Training, and Driver Education at Rockwood Summit High School.

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 Assistant Varsity Coach - Chad Jones

Coach Jones is an alumni of Rockwood Summit.  After graduating in 1999 he continued his education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Coach Jones began coaching baseball at Summit in 2007 and is currently an Assistant Varsity coach and pitching coordinator for the entire Falcon program.  Coach Jones has also coached softball for Rockwood Summit since 2012 and is currently the varsity assistant coach.   Coach Jones is married to Susan and they have two kids, Allison (7 years old) and Evan (5 years old).  In his free time, Coach Jones really enjoys coaching his kids sports teams and working on various landscaping and home improvement projects.

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Varsity Assistant Coach Paul Arway

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PJ Arway is the son of Mike and Paulette Arway, and was raised in North Brunswick, NJ, and Wildwood, MO.  He  has 20 years of coaching experience in multiple sports (baseball, soccer, basketball, & softball). Coach Arway has coached baseball at Francis Howell High School (2018-2020),  Eureka High School (2010-2018), Webster Groves High School (2005-2010) and multiple American Legion programs in the area (2001-2014). As the head coach of Creve Coeur Post 397, he led the AAA team to a 2nd place finish in the 2012 state championship.  He also spent two years as the GM of the Creve Coeur American Legion baseball program (2013-2014). Coach Arway has also been an assistant softball coach at Eureka High School since 2013.

Coach Arway graduated from Eureka High School in 2000, where he lettered in baseball, soccer, and JV basketball. He earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky (2004), as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University (2011), and a Master's Degree in Athletic/Activities Administration from William Woods University (2017).  He is currently teaching Language Arts at Eureka High School.

Coach Arway has been married to his wife Elizabeth since July of 2011. They live in Eureka, and have a beagle named Sadie.  When not coaching sports, Coach Arway enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and doing anything involving his 12 nieces and nephews.

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 JV Head Coach -  Cie Arell

Coach Arell is in his 4th season as a coach at Summit. He grew up in South County attending Blades Elementary until fourth grade. He then moved to Overland Park, KS until he enrolled in college. In High School he was a four sport athlete (baseball, hockey, football and wrestling). After High School he went on to play college baseball and finish his Bachelors in Science in Physical Education and Health at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.
After college Coach Arell went on to play professional baseball for three years. He ended his career with a .344 AVG .465 OBP and an OPS of .937 as a utility player mainly playing infield and outfield while also pitching for a few innings. Coach Arell's rookie year he led the team in games played, runs scored, triples, walks, hit by pitches, OBP, stolen bases and hitters score (a fantasy style productivity statistic). He was also second in hits and AVG, third in doubles and fourth in home runs and RBI. He holds the career record for highest hitters score as well.
Along with playing professional baseball he has also been a college and professional baseball coach for 10+ years. While playing his rookie year he finished his Masters Degree in Sports Management and Athletic Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.  Before joining the Summit program he was an Internal Video Scout for the Chicago White Sox.

Coach Arell resides in Wildwood, MO and in his free time he enjoys working out, playing sports, video games, and anything that involves the outdoors.

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Freshman Coach John Bunyard

Wife: Miki (french teacher and head cheer coach at Rockwood Summit HS)
Sons: Luke (7 months old), Blake (8)
Daughters:  Cameron (4), Chloe (10)
Dog:  Oreo (3).  King Charles Spaniel
Baseball Coaching Experience:

2004-2005:  JV baseball at Kickapoo HS in Springfield, MO

2006-2008:  JV baseball at lafayette HS
2009-2015: Head Freshmen baseball at Rockwood Summit HS
2015-2020:  Varsity Baseball at Rockwood Summit HS
2021-Present: Head Freshmen Baseball at Rockwood Summit HS
2018-Present: Adidas Athletics (Summer club team) HS and youth baseball coach
Accolades:  2012 State Champions, 2017 District Champions,  Record as a Head Freshman coach 100-35.
Other Coaching Experience:
Football Coach at Rockwood Summit HS from 2005-2017.  Defensive Coordinator 2012-2017.
Wrestling Coach at Rockwood Summit HS 2005, 2008-2018, 2020-present
Wrestling Coach at Lafayette HS 2006-2007.
Softball Coach at Rockwood Summit HS 2020-present.
Creator/founder and current administrator of Falcon Performance 2012-present.  (Rockwood Summits summer strength and conditioning program)
College and HS Softball/Baseball umpire:  1996-2016.  Umpire of the Year 2006
Teaching Experience:
Physical Education teacher at Rockwood Summit HS 2008-present.
Playing Experience:
Varsity letterman at Parkway South HS: football, wrestling, and baseball
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Freshman Assistant Coach Leon Harrison

After graduating in 2014 From Heritage High School in Bentwood CA  I went on to play at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa CA for the 2014-2015 season. Afterward I transferred to College of the Dessert in Palm Desert CA to play my sophomore season. My final collegiate destination landed me at Harris-Stowe State University where I played my Junior and Senior seasons.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in pre law I started my coaching career with the Adidas Athletics at the 17u level then as a head coach at the 16u level the following summer. I have also coached at the collegiate level at Harris-Stowe State University while coaching at Rockwood Summit the last two seasons.

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