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NSA Hall of Fame: Garnet Bebermeyer (2003)

CATEGORY: Director

YEAR INDUCTED: 2003

AWARDS WON:

  • 1987 State Director of the Year
  • 1988 110% Award
  • 2014 Mary Conner Youth Fastpitch Outstanding Achievement Award


Garnet Bebermeyer of St. Louis, Missouri, started his road to the NSA Hall of Fame in 1986 as an area director.  Since that time, Garnet Bebermeyer has set milestone after milestone. In 1987 he was the first Director in NSA history to sanction 1000 teams, and in 1987 he was awarded the 1,000 team sanction award. Garnet went on to sanction and become the first State Director to sanction 1,000 + teams for three years in a row which was a huge accomplishment in those early years. “Bebe” received the State Director of the year award in 1987 for his efforts. When 1988 rolled around “Bebe” sanctioned an unheard of at that time 1500 teams. In 1988 “Bebe” was awarded the NSA’s second highest award when he was awarded the 110% award.  Garnet Bebermeyer was appointed Regional Director of Region 6 and held that position on and off until the Regional Directorship was done away with.  He has held the State Director position in MO, as well as the Youth State Director position.  Garnet Bebermeyer has been and still is the ultimate “team player” with NSA.  Each position that he has held or that he has stepped down from has always been for the good of NSA.

Garnet has directed countless NSA World Series in CO-ED, AA, B, C, D, E, Women’s, Military and the 1st Super D World Series in 1988.  Garnet started the 1st Indoor Leagues in the Armory in St. Louis, which led to the 1st Indoor World Series in the World.  Garnet also started the 1st indoor Youth Girls Fast Pitch League, which he still directs today.

Garnet Bebermeyer coached at every level of play, winning several hundred games as a coach.  He was the general manager of the St Louis Sports Complex where he ran not only the adult division but also started the 1st fast pitch leagues in Missouri, and on November 6, 2003, Garnet Bebermeyer was the 11th director to be inducted into the NSA Sports Hall of Fame.