Kristy Rich named Commissioner for USA Softball of Missouri

Dec. 18, 2019, 4:31 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, is proud to announce the selection of Kristy Rich (St. James, Mo.) as Commissioner for USA Softball of Missouri.  Rich, who has served as the Junior Olympic (JO)/Youth Commissioner for USA Softball of Missouri the past 15 years, will assume her responsibilities in January, 2020.

“I grew up playing what was then Missouri ASA Softball and continued to play well into adulthood,” said Rich. “I never imagined that one day I would be Commissioner of the association. We have a lot of great people involved with USA Softball of Missouri thanks to former commissioner Joey Rich. I look forward to working with our current staff and I plan to get more people involved who have the passion to grow our great game of softball. This is a new year and a new beginning and I look forward to the new adventure as Commissioner of USA Softball of Missouri.”

Rich began her career with USA Softball in 2003 when she was appointed to the USA Softball of Missouri Board and began her tenure as the JO Commissioner for the association. Six years later, Rich received her first appointment on the National Council for USA Softball and has served on a variety of Committees, including the Communications and Marketing Committee, JO Program Committee and Slow Pitch Ad Hoc Committee. In recent years, Rich also assisted with the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team Program at the 2018 and 2019 editions of Border Battle.

Outside of USA Softball, Rich has been a member of the Missouri and National Parks & Recreation Associations since 1999. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

For more information on USA Softball of Missouri, please reach out to Kristy at or by calling (573) 265-2267.

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,