OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that Geri Magwire (Reno, Nev.) has been appointed to the USA Softball National Umpire Staff as the Western Territory Deputy Director. Magwire will assume responsibilities immediately and replace Christina Drumm, who has since been appointed Commissioner of USA Softball of Southern California.
“I’m very grateful to have been selected as Western Territory Deputy Director on the USA Softball National Umpire Staff,” said Magwire. “It’s an honor to be a part of such an exceptional and gifted team. I’ve been fortunate to have been given the opportunities I have within USA Softball to work and excel and travel outside the United States while representing USA Softball. I recognize the faith and trust USA Softball and Director of Umpires, Kevin Ryan, has placed in me by appointing me to this position. It’s an incredible opportunity for me to give back to this amazing organization.”
Magwire is an active member of USA Softball of Nevada and has served on the USA Softball Umpire Manual Committee for the past four years in addition to being involved in the Biennial USA Softball Umpire-In-Chief (UIC) Clinic. Prior to joining USA Softball of Nevada, Magwire served on the USA Softball of Arizona umpire staff where she played an instrumental role in the organization and administration of their informational website. A webmaster and clinician for the USA Softball of Arizona umpire program, Magwire participated on various committees and assisted with the coordination of USA Softball National Umpire Schools held in Arizona. Magwire’s contributions to the USA Softball of Arizona umpire program led to her being recognized as the USA Softball Umpire of the Month in June 2016 and presented with the USA Softball Award of Excellence for Region 13 in 2017.
Magwire has been a USA Softball umpire for over 25 years, and has worked six National Championships, including the Women’s Major Fast Pitch, 18-Under Girls’ Fast Pitch GOLD National Championships and multiple Junior Olympic (JO) Cups. A USA Softball Elite Umpire, Magwire garners a Gold level of Excellence in the Medals Program and is a member of the National Indicator Fraternity (NIF). Additionally, she received her World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) certification in 2002 and has since worked the USA Softball International Cup, the 2015 Junior Women’s World Championship, 2016 Women’s World Championship and 2017 Japan All-Star Series. Magwire was also selected to umpire the WBSC Americas Softball Olympic Qualifier in 2019, a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Magwire is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Outside of USA Softball, Magwire is a software engineer working in design automation for Amkor Technology. Magwire can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.