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About CSUA

The Collegiate Softball Umpires Association (CSUA) was started in 1977 with one school, California State Teachers College (CSTC, now California University), by Bill Christy and Denny Mader.  As visiting schools played at CSTC, the coaches invited Bill and Denny to umpire their home games as well.  As time passed, the schedule grew to include West Virginia University, Slippery Rock State Teachers College (now Slippery Rock University), Davis and Elkins College, and Salem College.  Today, CSUA assigns all or a portion of 12 conferences in all Divisions (I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College), 100+ schools in 16 states.


CSUA Staff

Dennis Mader Co-Director of Softball Umpires Program & Assigning Coordinator
Jason Winters Co-Director of Softball Umpires Program & Assigning Coordinator/Webmaster
Sam Puglisi Supervisor of Umpires & Camp Coordinator
Luau Bowers Rules Interpreter & Supervisor of Training
Brian Sonak Mechanics Administrator &
Staff Trainer
Fletcher Kinne

Rich Kotarsky

Robert Osleger

Anthony Roberto

Aldo Tonti
Observation Staff
Rich Kotarsky Test Administrator
Steve Blackman
Northwest Territory

Ed Clark
MEC Conference - Urbana/UVA Wise

Dave Kolojejchick
Central Territory

Rich Kotarsky
West Territory

liff LaRose

Sonny Pompilii
Southeast Territory

Joe Welch
MEC Conference - South
Assignor -
Staff Assistant & Training


Bill Christy Memorial & Scholarship

William A. (Bill) Christy, a long-time CSUA member and assigner passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2009 at his home in Monongahela, PA.  Bill was a great friend to sports throughout Pennsylvania and Northeast US for more than 35-years as a player, an official, an evaluator and an assigner. He was one of the two creators of the Collegiate Softball Umpires Association (CSUA) in 1977 when he and long time friend and official, Denny Mader, began umpiring California State Teachers College, now California University.

Bill was a member and manager of the world Champion, Sol-Mintz USSSA softball team in Washington, PA during the 1970's and was a member of the USSSA and Washington County Sports Hall of Fame. Highlights of his officiating career included officiating in the NAIA National Softball Championship and the PIAA Volleyball, Softball, and Basketball State Championship games. He also served as an NCAA basketball, softball, and volleyball sports official and was supervisor of officials for the COA, ECAC, PIAA, WVIAC, and PSAC. Most recently, he served as an Officials Technical Advisor for several Division I, II, and III basketball and volleyball conferences. Everything he accomplished as an official and supervisor was for the betterment of the game and, more importantly, the student athletes. Bill was preceded in death was his wife Lorene M. Christy who passed away May 16, 2009.

For more information on the Bill Christy Memorial & Scholarship, please click here.






Currently Assigned Conferences

For a complete list with specific schools and contact information, please click here.