Marshall Appointed Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coordinator of Baseball Umpires

Altamonte Springs, FL – October 16, 2017 – United Collegiate Umpires (UCU) President, Chris Marshall has been appointed Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coordinator of Baseball Umpires, starting in 2018.

“The MAAC holds a special meaning for me as it was the first Division I conference staff I was a member,” stated UCU President, Chris Marshall.

Marshall continued, “I know firsthand the high level of play in the MAAC requires consistent, exceptional umpiring and look forward to assembling a conference staff committed in the same manner represented by the student-athletes on and off the field.”

“We are eager to begin a new partnership with United Collegiate Umpires as the MAAC Baseball Coordinator of Umpires,” stated MAAC Assistant Commissioner for Championships, Dedra Palmer.

Palmer continued, “After an extensive review of a quality group of candidates, we were impressed with UCU’s dedication to training and development of umpires in our region to serve our membership. The technology they are implementing for enhanced umpire evaluation, as well as the many clinics they host for umpires up and down the east coast, is unparalleled. We are certain the benefits to our student-athletes, coaches, and teams will be immeasurable.”

About Chris Marshall

After beginning his NCAA career in 1996, Chris graduated from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Instead of pursuing a professional career, he returned to NCAA baseball. This decision has resulted in significant accomplishment as Chris is now widely respected nationally throughout the NCAA baseball community.

His work has resulted in extensive post-season recognition: The 1999 and 2000 Junior College World Series, 2005 Division III College World Series, seven Division III Regionals, two Division II Regionals, seven Division I Regionals, and four Division I Super Regionals (2014–2017).

About United Collegiate Umpires

Founded in 2017, United Collegiate Umpires supervises baseball conferences in NCAA Division I (America East, Ivy League, MAAC, and Northeast Conference), NCAA Division III (Empire 8, Liberty, NEAC, and SUNYAC), NJCAA Region III and Region XIX, New England Collegiate Baseball League, and New York Collegiate Baseball League. Offering superior umpire education, UCU implements training programs fostering umpire development throughout the country.

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