New commissioner named for SD softball association
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Gary Young of Watertown has been named the next commissioner of the South Dakota Amateur Softball Association.
Young got started with ASA/USA Softball in 1974 as a men's fastpitch player, and started umpiring the following year. In 1979, he was appointed the Northeast South Dakota Area fastpitch commissioner. He became the umpire-in-chief for northeast south Dakota in 1980.
He is succeeding Bill Maher, who is stepping down after nearly half a century at the helm of the state association, which oversees more than 2,000 teams.
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