David Copeland appointed USA Softball of New York Commissioner

Oct. 03, 2018, 3:01 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that David Copeland (Clifton Park, N.Y.) has been appointed Commissioner for USA Softball of New York.  Copeland will assume his responsibilities immediately.


"It is the greatest honor to have been selected as the USA Softball of New York Commissioner,” said Copeland. “My mentors within USA Softball are too many to mention but I want to thank each and every Commissioner, District Commissioner and UIC for New York, and many others. Their guidance has been more than appreciated. I truly feel that New York will continue to grow our outstanding staff. I look forward to the challenges that may come in the future and with help from the New York staff, we will work through them and come up with plans to support all teams and leagues in New York.”


Copeland steps into the Commissioner role having most recently served as the Junior Olympic (JO) Commissioner where he has ensured the growth in registration and worked on establishing communication with all teams and leagues since 2014. Previously, Copeland was President of a youth baseball and softball league before moving into leadership roles within USA Softball of New York.


“I would like to thank the trust and confidence that the National Office has placed in me, and their support and guidance is going to be greatly appreciated,” added Copeland. “With the support and guidance that has been offered from individuals in the North East Region, New York will grow on a steady pace and be a place that any team wants to come and play in.”


Copeland possesses more than 20 years of progressive experience in the softball industry in addition to his 26 years with the Army National Guard.


For more information on USA Softball of New York, please contact David Copeland at dave_copeland@usasoftballnyjo.org


About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation¹s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation¹s largest and are widely known as the best-trained umpires in the game. 


As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.