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USA Softball Announces National Office Staff Additions and Promotions

February 14, 2020

Oklahoma City, OK - - USA Softball Announces National Office Staff Additions and Promotions



USA Softball announces National Office Staff additions and promotions
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February 14, 2020
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OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, recently announced staffing updates to the National Office. Justin McGregor (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Jake Hill (Midwest City, Okla.) join the National Office as an Event Coordinator and Facility Maintenance staff, respectively, while Julie Whiteaker (Ukiah, Calif.) has been promoted to Event Manager. Aaron Wintermote (Hillsboro, Kan.) and Halley Randolph (Stillwater, Okla.) will serve as interns for the Communications and Membership Services/Hall of Fame Complex Event Management Department.

Jake Hill joins the Facility Maintenance Department after most recently working with ACE Pools and MD Concrete. Additionally, Hill assisted with coaching the Carl Albert Middle and High School football teams. Graduating from nearby Rose State College, Hill was a local athlete and has worked part-time for USA Softball prior to his full-time employment.

“I’m excited to join the staff here at USA Softball because I, along with everyone here, want to make the game of softball the best it can be,” said Hill. “I hope to enhance one’s experience of playing or watching a softball game here in OKC by having the best fields to play on and the best facilities to suit one’s needs.”

A student-athlete for the Cowley County Community College and Oral Roberts baseball programs, Justin McGregor joins USA Softball after two seasons of pitching for the Cincinnati Red’s minor league affiliates Greeneville Reds and Billings Mustangs. Having grown up locally in Oklahoma City, McGregor spent many years attending events at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex. His childhood experiences, along with serving on the field crew for the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in 2016 and 2017, gravitated him towards USA Softball. McGregor earned an Associates of Arts degree from Cowley County Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Oral Roberts University in May of 2018.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve within USA Softball and be a part of a growing program for excellence and achievement,” said McGregor. “My goals are to be involved in sports and provide an opportunity and platform for young athletes to pursue their dreams of playing at the highest level or getting their education using their athletic ability.”

Whiteaker has been promoted to Event Manager where she will continue to manage USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex events and assist with paperwork associated with National Championship play. Whiteaker first joined the USA Softball National Office after five years of working for the City of Ukiah as a Sports Coordinator. In that role, Whiteaker coordinated camps, special events and sports programming, including adult slow pitch leagues and tournaments while working with the local USA Softball of Northern California Local Association.

With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the annual USA Softball Championship Play season, the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex will welcome back events after a two-year hiatus due to renovations to the historic facility. Aaron Wintermote (Hillsboro, Kan.) has joined the Communications Department and will support in general communication efforts covering grassroots programming, while the Membership Services/Hall of Fame Complex Event Management Department welcomes Halley Randolph (Stillwater, Okla.) who will be assisting in stadium event planning and sports development projects.

A graduate of Kansas State University (K-State) in December of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communications, Wintermote joins the USA Softball National Office after nearly two years of working within the Athletics Communications Department at K-State. In his role as a Student Assistant, Wintermote assisted the department in the management of statistics, websites, social media accounts and gameday duties for the Wildcats’ 12 athletic programs. He also worked directly with the women’s golf program as the primary media contact. His experience in an award-winning communications department and his passion of sharing athlete’s stories will be key assets for the USA Softball Communications Department.

“I feel blessed with the opportunity to work in Oklahoma City with the amazing organization of USA Softball,” said Wintermote. “I’ve always wanted to be able to work with athletes and tell their stories beyond the surface level and USA Softball has given me a chance to start a career doing what I love. I am so thankful and overjoyed to be here.”

Currently an NCAA Division II student-athlete playing softball at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), Halley Randolph joins USA Softball as a Membership Services/Event Management intern. Randolph is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at UCO and will graduate in May, 2020. She brings experience working at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, having worked the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in the past. After graduation, Randolph plans to serve as a graduate assistant to a softball team while pursuing a Master’s degree with her ultimate goal being a career in coaching softball.

“I am super excited about the opportunity to work for USA Softball,” said Randolph. “The people are all so friendly, and I enjoy being around the game of softball each day when I come to work.”

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, www.USASoftball.com.
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