OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, the National Governing Body for the sport of softball in the United States, announced today that David Nolan has been selected to replace Wayne Myers as the Commissioner of Indiana ASA. Myers, a member of the National Softball Hall of Fame, died January 10 at the age of 84.
“I am proud to be a part of the Amateur Softball Association and am somewhat shocked, but excited, to be chosen as the Commissioner for Indiana ASA,” said Nolan, who has been involved in ASA as both a player and a leader. Five other candidates were also interviewed for the position before Nolan was selected.
“All six of the applicants for the Indiana ASA Commissioner position were qualified to lead the association so it was a tough choice,” ASA Director of Membership Services Craig Cress said. “We felt that Dave Nolan was the best person to continue the good work of longtime commissioner Wayne Myers while also improving the association for its members. Dave has several innovative ideas that we believe will be of great benefit to the association. We’re excited to see what develops in Indiana under the new leadership.”
Nolan’s previous experience with the ASA includes serving Indiana ASA as a District Commissioner. He was also the Region 10 Vice President, President and Vice President of the Executive Board, At Large Player Representative to the National Council and Regional Player Representative for the Midwest Region (10) National Council.
“I want to maintain the great work that Wayne has been doing for years and years to establish Indiana ASA as one of the top associations. He left a legacy not only in the state but throughout the country,” Nolan said. “I want to continue on in the same way that Wayne did but I also want to try to change the landscape a little. One of the big things for me is giving our association a better online presence with our Web site and things like Facebook and Twitter. I think that would really help the relationship we have with our members.”
A 1978 accounting graduate from the Indiana University, Nolan is a certified public accountant and also currently serves as a Board of Director Member for Mid-Southern Savings Bank. He is widely involved in the Mitchell, Ind., community where he lives, serving as president of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and an organizer for Mitchell’s Persimmon Festival. In 2008, he was named the Citizen of the Year for Mitchell.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
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