OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that Davey Cole (Saltillo, Miss.) has been appointed as Commissioner of USA Softball of Mississippi. Cole will assume the role following the retirement of long-time Commissioner ET Colvin.
“I’m extremely honored and humbled to be selected as the Commissioner of USA Softball of Mississippi,” said Cole. “I’m very thankful for the leadership that former Commissioner Colvin has given during his tenure, and I look forward to growing our staff here in Mississippi. My focus is to continue to grow our grassroots level of softball and build relationships with our members while increasing the opportunity to play with USA Softball of Mississippi.”
Cole takes on the role of Commissioner with over 20 years of experience in the sport of softball. Having served as Deputy Umpire-In-Chief (UIC) for 10 years, Cole began his most recent position in 2019 as Regional UIC for Region 4 where he worked with hundreds of umpires across the nation in their training and development and assisted with hosting two National Umpire Schools in 2014 and 2016. Cole’s desire to improve the sport on a deeper level sparked when he attended his first UIC Clinic in 2011, which has led him to attend every bi-annual clinic since then.
Additionally, Cole served as President of the Northeast Mississippi Umpire Association (NEMUA) where he oversaw and trained 40 umpires, scheduled tournaments, and worked closely with the local parks and rec department to recruit new members and grow the association.
Cole attended Itawamba Community College and has spent the last 33 years as a Water and Sewer Superintendent for Tupelo Water & Light Department where he manages 18 employees and oversees the daily distribution of millions of gallons of water while reviewing and approving plans for new businesses, housing, and commercial developments.
For more information on USA Softball of Mississippi, please contact Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (662) 871-8352.