I have been involved in baseball umpiring for a total of 43 years in some capacity. From starting at the age of 13 umpiring Little League games with my father back in Oklahoma, to today's position of Supervisor of Umpires for one of the top NCAA Division 2 conferences in the country, I have passionately strived to improve umpiring in the midwest. I now look to achieve that same goal on the national level.
Attention to Detail
Ability to Teach
Umpired first NCAA game at the age of 20
Worked five seasons of professional baseball, advancing to AA
Worked post-season games at various levels for 32 years
Worked in three NCAA Division 2 regionals
Worked in two NCAA Division 2 National Championships
Was Crew Chief in the 2008 NCAA Division 2 National Championship
Came off the field after the 2014 season to restructure and reorganize umpires for NCAA Division 2 member Great Lakes Valley Conference
Developed and organized advanced collegiate camps for Rich Fetchiet and the CBUA, bringing 21 new umpires into the collegiate ranks over the past two seasons.
Relevant Professional Experience
08/2014 to Current
Supervisor of UmpiresGreat Lakes Valley Conference － Indianapolis, INEvaluate and oversee 94 umpires used in conference play. Identified the 8 post season umpires. Selected 2 umpires to participate in NCAA post season.
01/2010 to 05/2014
UmpireBig Ten Conference － Chicago, ILWorked on conference umpire staff.
01/2010 to 05/2014
UmpireAmerican Athletic Conference － Providence, RIWorked on conference umpire staff.
01/2009 to 06/2014
UmpireMid American Conference － Cleveland, OHWorked on conference umpire staff. Selected to work post season conference tournament from 2009 through 2014. Was tournament crew chief 2011-2014.
01/2004 to 06/2008
UmpireGreat Lakes Valley Conference － Indianapolis, INWorked on conference umpire staff
08/1997 to 06/1999
Baseball Director of OperationsUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas － Las Vegas, NVOversaw travel and per diem for baseball program. Also raised external money used to supplement program budget shortfalls.
09/1994 to 08/1997
General ManagerAnchorage Glacier Pilots － Anchorage , AKOversaw $300,000 budget to fund the not-for-profit organization. Also secured player commitments by establishing relationships with various college coaches around the country looking for summer placement of their players.
Broadcast JournalismOklahoma State University － Stillwater, OK, United StatesProgram not completed due to going to umpire school. Was one of 26 candidates selected to get a job in professional baseball that year.
Associate of Arts: Broadcast CommunicationsNorthern Oklahoma College － Tonkawa, OK, United States