Mad River Softball President and USSSA Northern California Regional Director Steve Kosak passed away a few weeks ago and left a huge hole in organizing softball in Northern California. Last week I was appointed to replace Steve as the USSSA Regional Director. Tonight, the board of the Mad River Softball elected me to be President. I am honored and realize I have big shoes (literally) to fill. Steve WAS Mad River Softball. He Umpired, set schedules, did the budgeting, took care of field prep, trained staff and was ever present at the ball park to make sure things ran smoothly. I just hope we (the board) can make this transition period as comfortable as possible. I feel this board will "step up to the plate" and work as a team to make it work.
Some new things the board and I will try to do this year: Have a Friday night only league, try to re-introduce a metal bat division and have more USSSA sanctioned weekend tournaments.
The board also discussed a possible softball scorer booth/snack bar/bathroom facility for the complex in the future.
Looks like I have a busy summer planned!