Darrin Duistermars named Commissioner for USA Softball of Michigan

Dec. 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that Darrin Duistermars (Holland, Mich.) has been appointed as Commissioner for USA Softball of Michigan.  Duistermars will assume his responsibilities in January, 2020.

"Never in my wildest dreams would I have imaged being in this position,” said Duistermars. “I will do my best to maintain the high standards that have been set in Michigan for many years while also doing my part to advocate for the National Governing Body of Softball. It is an exciting and daunting adventure, but I am thrilled to continue to be a part of the journey as the next Commissioner for USA Softball of Michigan.”

Duistermars began his career with USA Softball 20 years ago as an administrator at the local level with USA Softball of Michigan before joining the USA Softball National Council as an At-Large Player Rep in 2004. In his tenure with USA Softball, he has served on a variety of Committees, including the National Slow Pitch Classification, Player Rep and Slow Pitch Task Force. In recent years, Duistermars also assisted with the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team Program at the 2018 and 2019 editions of Border Battle.

Outside of USA Softball, Duistermars has served as the Parks & Recreation Director for Holland Charter Township since 1991.

For more information on USA Softball of Michigan, please reach out to Darrin at darrind44@gmail.com or by calling (616) 218-1861.

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,