Meet the Staff

Mid-American Umpire Clinic

Jason Blackburn

Administration
  • 2021 Regional Alternate

  • 2010 NCAA D-II National Championship

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Missouri Valley, and Summit Conferences

  • Southland & Summit League Conference Tournaments

  • Graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School

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Doug Thrasher

Administration Assistant
  • Alum of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic

  • 1 NCAA D-II Regional

  • MIAA & GLVC Conference Tournaments

  • Umpire in the Missouri Valley and Summit Conferences​

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Evan Anderson

  • ​Current Minor League Umpire in the Arizona League

  • Graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School

  • Alum of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic

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Matt Anderson

  • 2 NCAA D-I Regionals

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Big 10, American, and Missouri Valley Conferences

  • Summit League & Missouri Valley Conference Tournaments.

  • 2 NCAA D-II Regionals

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Seth Buckminster

  • Umpire in the SEC & Big XII

  • MLB - 4 Years, 92 Games

  • Former Minor League Umpire with an 11 Year Professional Career

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Tim Cordill

  • 2 NCAA Super Regional & 5 NCAA D-I Regionals

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Big 10, AAC, and Big East Conferences

  • Summit League and Big East Conference Tournaments.

  • Former Minor League Umpire

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Trevor Dannegger

  • Current Minor League Umpire in the Texas League (AA).

  • 2022 MLB Futures Game.

  • Awarded the California League "Doug Harvey Umpire of the Year"

  • Graduate of the Wendlstedt Umpire School.

  • Alum of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic.

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Ben Engstrand

  • Current Minor League Umpire in the Texas League (AA).

  • Instructor at the Wendelstedt Umpire School.

  • Graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School.

  • Alum of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic.

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Mark Hutchison

  • 2 NCAA D-I Regionals

  • Former Minor League umpire - 5 Years

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Big 10, American, Missouri Valley, Big East Conferences and the Summit League

  • American & Summit Conference Tournaments

  • Graduate of the Brinkman-Froemming Umpire School

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Jim Jackson

  • Regional Evaluator

  • 1 CWS (2010), 8 Super Regionals, 13 Regionals.

  • 17 Conference Tournaments (10 Big Ten, 6 Missouri Valley, 1 Big East)

  • 2005 World Cup (The Netherlands)

  • 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Taiwan)

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Matt Martinez

  • Umpire in the Big 12, WAC, Missouri Valley, and Summit Conferences

  • WAC Conference Tournament

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Brandon Misun

  • 1 NCAA D-I Regional

  • Umpire in the Big 12, AAC, Missouri Valley, and Summit Conferences

  • Summit Conference Tournament

  • Former Minor League umpire

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Trey Nelson

  • Former Minor League Umpire

  • Umpire in the Big 10, Big East, and Summit Conferences

  • Summit Conference Tournament

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Josh Schepis

  • 12 NCAA D-I Regionals

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Big 10, and American Conferences

  • Big 10, Big 12, Missouri Valley and Summit Conference Tournaments

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Mark Wagers

  • 2022 College World Series

  • 4 NCAA D-I Super Regionals

  • 12 NCAA D-I Regionals

  • Big XII, American, Missouri Valley and Summit Conference Tournaments.

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Big 10 and American Conferences.

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Conference Coordinators who will be in attendance

Jon Browar

  • Supervisor of Umpires for the MIAA & GLVC Conferences (NCAA D-II)

  • Several Junior College World Series

  • Assignor for several schools in the Kansas City metro area.

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Dan Key

  • Supervisor of Umpires for the KCAC Conference (NAIA)

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