Bridegroom Hired as New Director of Food and Beverage

Charlie Krause moves to Director of Corporate Partnerships in front office changes

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the hiring of Chase Bridegroom as the team’s newest front office members. Bridegroom joins the Hoots as the team’s Director of Food and Beverage.

“Chase comes to us with a lot of knowledge of our ballpark and understanding of where we want to go as an organization,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “After completing our internship program, he was someone we identified as one we wanted to keep around and I’m excited that he chose to do that.”

Bridegroom joins the Hoots after graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Sport with an emphasis in Sports Management. In the summer of 2021, he was a Stadium Operations Intern for the Hoots. The O’Fallon, Mo.-native is an alumnus of Fort Zumwalt West High School.

Additionally, the Hoots announced that Charlie Krause has been named the team’s Director of Corporate Partnerships. 

“Charlie has worn many hats since joining the Hoots and has been great at all of them,” said Schmoll. “I am excited to see him connect with the St. Charles County business community and help us expand our reach in the region.”

Krause had previously served as the team’s Director of Food and Beverage. The Chesterfield, Mo.-native graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sport Management. He is a graduate of Priory High School and was serving as an intern in corporate partnerships before accepting his new position within the front office.

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About the O’Fallon Hoots

The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit

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