OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today the appointment of Dwayne Sealy (Dunedin, Fla.) as Commissioner for USA Softball of Florida. Sealy transitions into this position following the passing of longtime USA Softball Commissioner Carlton Benton.
“It’s an amazing and humbling opportunity to be selected to serve the players, parents, coaches and umpires as the Commissioner of USA Softball of Florida,” said Sealy. “We have a great state with a history of gifted people leading and representing USA Softball at every level. We also have an eager, dedicated and passionate staff that I am looking forward to working with as we continue to build a program that provides joy and excitement of the game, opportunities for all and the chance to develop friendships that last a lifetime.”
With more than fifty years of experience in numerous positions at USA Softball, Sealy takes on the role of Commissioner after most recently serving as the Junior Olympic (JO) Commissioner since 2015 while simultaneously working as the State Deputy Commissioner since 2016. Sealy first became involved with USA Softball as an athlete, playing in several National Championships before working as an umpire in both Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch National Championships. Reaching the highest level as an umpire, Sealy obtained his ISF Certification in Fast Pitch before transitioning into an administrative role where his unyielding passion for the game and eagerness to support the advancement of its programs flourished. Outside of USA Softball, Sealy worked for 29 years as a Lineman for Verizon before being elected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Florida.