OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, the National Governing Body for the sport of softball in the United States, and USA Softball announced today that Anthony Gowell of Sabattus, Maine, has been appointed the commissioner for Maine ASA. He will assume his responsibilities starting January 1, 2013 following the retirement of current Maine ASA Commissioner Bill Cary.
“I am ecstatic taking this new position with ASA/USA Softball,” said Gowell. “I look forward to dealing with the ASA National Office, their staff and the local adult and Junior Olympic (JO) teams in Maine.”
Gowell began his involvement with ASA/USA Softball 13 years ago when he first started officiating. Four years ago, he took on an administrative role when he became the District 9 commissioner for the Maine ASA. He has also held various local positions, including serving as the local adult and JO assignor for ASA sanctioned leagues. During his time with ASA/USA Softball, Gowell has attended two ASA National Umpire Schools, six ASA National Tournaments and numerous State championships. With his new appointment, Gowell looks forward to continuing the success of both the Adult and Junior Olympic (JO) programs for the Maine ASA.
Gowell currently works as a supervisor and technician for Atlantic Pest Solutions. Prior to this position, Gowell worked at Bath Iron Works, a company that specializes in the design, building and support of naval combatants for the U.S. Navy, for seven years as a supervisor. Preceding his work at Bath Iron Works, Gowell also was employed with a construction company from Massachusetts as a laborer foreman.
Gowell graduated with honors from Oak Hill High School in Wales, Maine.
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 http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.
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