Gallatin Valley Assistant Coach Provides Youth to Coaching Staff
If you listen to Cadis Chase or even take a look at him, you would most likely think he plays for the Gallatin Valley Outlaws.
While he's just a year older than most of the players and still plays, Cadis is actually a coach and has been since early this month.
"I was playing in a collegiate summer league down in southern Wyoming,” Coach Chase said. “We would play teams from northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. I played about half the season and tore a muscle in my hand. They told me I was done and that I could go home."
Cadis moved back to Manhattan, and before he knew it, he was working with his former legion team.
"I kind of texted Dewey out of no where, half joking around,” said Chase. "Hey, do you need another coach?" He was like, "Ya, actually I do." So I just kind of showed up and have been here ever since."
Coach Chase brings a different dynamic to the team.
He's a coach that easily relates to the players.
"You have your coaches that pump you up like Coach Chase,” said outfielder Brice McCauley. “He always has your back, no matter what. He's been in this scenario, he has played college ball. So he knows what's going on by the game. He's always there to keep you calm, and when you need to be, pump you up."
While Cadis is learning the coaching side of things, he says his biggest problem may be balancing being their friend and coach.
"When we're off the field, we're good friends,” he said. “We do all that stuff. I try to be, when we're on the field, to be professional about it. I still try to be cool with them, but I can't be too buddy-buddy. I realize that it's a team and I have to do what's best for it."