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NSA Hall of Fame: Gene Wermes (2012)

CATEGORY: Umpire

YEAR INDUCTED: 2012

AWARDS WON:

  • 1999 Mike Pascuzzi Award (Slow Pitch Umpire of the Year)


Gene “Geno” Wermes began his career with NSA in 1993.  Geno has been tagged as one of the finest umpires to come from the Lone Star State – Texas. 

Geno’s list of accomplishments is an indication of his talent and love of the game of softball.  From 1993 until 2000 Geno umpired an average of 700 games per year.

1993    Texas NSA Pleasant Valley Sportsplex Rookie of the Year

1994    Texas NSA Pleasant Valley Sportsplex Award

1995    Texas NSA Pleasant Valley Sportsplex Umpire of the Year

1996    Texas Umpire of the Year

1998    Texas and Region 8 Umpire of the Year

1999    Mike Pascuzzi Umpire – National Award

Geno umpired in seven (7) NSA Major World Series:

1998 Burlington, NC

1999 Ft Wayne, IN

2000 South Bend, In

2001 Ft Wayne, IN

2003 Spartanburg, SC

2004 Spartanburg, SC

2005 Michigan City, IN

Geno traveled to 9 states outside of Texas to answer the call.  Geno is well respected by players, coaches and directors from across the country due to his hustle, fairness and knowledge of the game.

On October 25, 2012 Gene “Geno” Wermes was inducted into the NSA Sports Hall of Fame.