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Meet the Staff

Mid-American Umpire Clinic

Jason Blackburn

Administration
  • 2021 Regional Alternate

  • 2010 NCAA D-II National Championship

  • Umpire in the Big XII, Sun Belt, Missouri Valley, Ohio 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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Rick Allen

  • 1 NCAA D-I Super Regional

  • 7 NCAA D-I Regionals

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

  • Big 10, Big East and Missouri Valley Conference Tournaments.

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Matt Anderson

  • ​3 NCAA Regionals

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

  • Missouri Valley & Summit Conference Tournaments

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Seth Buckminster

  • 1 NCAA Regional

  • 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

  • 3 NCAA Super Regional

  • 6 NCAA Division I Regionals

  • Big XII, Big 10, Big East Conference Umpire

  • Big XII, Big East & Summit Conference Tournaments

  • Former professional umpire

  • Director of Video Training for the CBUA

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Mark Hutchison

  • 3 NCAA Regionals

  • Several American and Summit Conference Tournaments

  • Umpire in the Big 12, Big, 10, American, Missouri Valley and Summit Conferences.

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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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Tyler Olson

  • Current college baseball umpire

  • Former Minor League umpire: AAA East, Texas League (AA), Carolina League (High A), Midwest League (A), New York-Penn League (Short A), Arizona League (Rookie).

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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

  • 13 NCAA Regionals

  • Umpire in Big XII, Big 10 & American AthleticConferences

  • Several Big XII, Big 10, Missouri Valley and Summit Conference Tournaments

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Mark Wagers

  • 1 College World Series

  • 5 Super Regionals

  • 13 Regionals

  • Several Big XII, Big 10 & AAC Tournaments

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

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Conference Coordinators who will be in attendance

Dan Key

  • Assigner for KCAC (NAIA)

  • Assigner for KJCCC (JUCO)

  • 3 NAIA Regionals

  • Several KCAC Conference Tournaments.

  • Umpire in the GLVC, KCAC, KJCCC

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Sean Bolte

  • Assigner for the Heart of America Conference (NAIA)

  • Assigners for several KC area Junior Colleges

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Clinic Advisory Staff

Trevor Dannegger

  • Current Minor League Umpire in the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

  • 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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Evan Anderson

  • Current Minor League Umpire in the Midwest League (High A).

  • Graduate of the Wendlstedt Umpire School.

  • Alum of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic.

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