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NSA Hall of Fame: Ray Sullivan (2014)

CATEGORY: Umpire

YEAR INDUCTED: 2014

Ray Sullivan joined the NSA family as a slow pitch umpire in 1993.  Ray has excelled as a working umpire in every NSA program, from Slow or Fast Pitch to Coed softball.  In 1995, Ray became the Western PA UIC for both Slow and Fast Pitch.

In 1997, Ray umpired his first Coed World Series returning in 1998 as a championship game umpire.  In 1998 he also umpired his first Fast Pitch World Series tournament in Columbus, Ohio and was chosen to be a final game umpire – a place he would find himself year after year.  Ray also holds the honor of being the only NSA umpire to work the championship game in both the first and last Girl’s Fast Pitch Super World Series.

In addition to his numerous accomplishments on the field, Ray has been recognized by his peers as the recipient of the 2005 Eddie Caillouet Award (Fast Pitch Umpire of the Year) National Award.

In 2011, Ray became the Western PA Fast Pitch Director and is also the West Virginia State Fast Pitch Director and West Virginia State UIC.

On November 5, 2014, Ray Sullivan was inducted into the NSA Sports Hall of Fame in the Umpire Category.