OKLAHOMA CITY - The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, announced today that Robert Peña (Peoria, Ariz.) will take over as Commissioner for the Arizona ASA/USA Softball association, soon to be USA Softball of Arizona, beginning immediately.
"Our ASA/USA Softball of Arizona management team will strive to improve the quality of softball for all levels of play - from the recreational leagues to B level, A level and Gold level competition," Peña said. "We also plan to help improve our Adult Softball participation and maintain our status as the top slow pitch association in Arizona."
Peña steps into the position with a backing of over 30 years of experience from all areas of the game as an athlete, coach and administrator. From a young age, Peña began playing baseball and continued through high school and college, where he was granted a full ride scholarship to attend and play for both Phoenix College and Grand Canyon University. Peña played in the Men's 30-and-over Men's National Baseball League representing the Arizona Angels, going on to win four World Series Championship titles in 1990-91 and 1995-96, and at the same time entering his rookie season with the Seattle Mariners. Following his playing days, Peña went on to become a Varsity Softball Head Coach at Xavier College Preparatory which led to his current spot at Pinnacle High School. Shortly after becoming the Head Coach for the Pinnacle high school squad, Peña started his own business, '9 STARS SPORTS Arizona Fast Pitch Events' and continues to oversee and manage all events. Peña brings extensive experience, having been a Tournament Director, fast pitch coach and skills clinic instructor at different times throughout his life which will in turn help him lead ASA/USA Softball of Arizona.
Peña can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation's largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.02 million. ASA/USA is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of 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 10 World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visit http://www.asausasoftball.com/.