Jack Mowatt appointed ASA/USA Softball Commissioner for Delaware ASA
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, and USA Softball announced today that Jack Mowatt (Gambrills, Md.) has been appointed the commissioner for Delaware ASA. The appointment is effective immediately.
Mowatt has a long history with ASA/USA Softball dating back to 1968 when he started umpiring. Eventually, he became the Vice President of the Greater Washington Softball Umpires’ Association and he currently serves as the Commissioner for the Maryland-DC ASA. Jack has served on numerous ASA committees and has worked tirelessly to improve the conditions and fees for umpires at national tournaments. He served as chair of the umpire committee for four years and was instrumental in outlining the duties and expected performance of the National Umpire staff. He has received the National Award of Excellence and the Tom Mason Award, which was presented by the Central Atlantic Region.
“It is my hope and desire to find someone in the State of Delaware to come forward and work with me to keep this organization intact,” Mowatt stated. “It is not my desire to merge Delaware into the State of Maryland but to work together to make ASA the best it can be.”
In 2007, Mowatt was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame, the highest honor for players, coaches, umpires or administrators for the sport, in the category of Meritorious Service. He is also a member of the National Indicator Fraternity and a Gold Level member of the ASA Umpire Medals Program.
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 200,000 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 five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.