The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, announced today that Bill Parks (Eagle, Idaho) will take over as Commissioner for the Idaho ASA/USA Softball association, soon to be USA Softball of Idaho, beginning immediately.
“Being selected to be Idaho’s next commissioner is an honor and I look forward to the challenges going forward,” Parks said. “I know I have my work cut out for me replacing former Commissioner Steve Anthony. Anthony was not only a great commissioner but an even better friend. We will all miss his leadership. He left me with a great staff to continue his legacy. I will work hard to promote the new USA Softball brand and lead Idaho into the future.”
Parks’ resume boasts experience from all areas of the game – spending his time as a player for over 40 years, an umpire for 28 and as a coach for 20. In addition, Parks was appointed the District 4 Idaho ASA/USA Softball Commissioner in 1988 and has continued to work alongside the staff in Idaho for the past 28 years, serving as a Tournament Director and an At-Large Player Representative among many other positions. Soon after being inducted in the Idaho ASA/USA Softball Hall of Fame in 2008, Parks was elected to be the Territorial Vice President for the ASA/USA Softball Board of Directors following his time as the Regional Director.
Outside of ASA/USA Softball, Parks is the Managing Partner of Western Records Destruction which is currently operating in five states. Parks resides in Eagle, Idaho with his wife, RJ and together they have three children and six grandchildren.