Southeastern Louisiana’s William Hess Joins ASBA as Head Coach

Mobile, Alabama – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the hiring of William Hess as a head coach for the women’s professional softball league. Since the 2015 season, Hess has served Southeastern Louisiana University’s softball team. During his four years, he has not only made a huge impact on the program but he has also honed his skills as a coach.

“I’m excited to take it to the next level,” said Hess. “The ASBA came into existence at the perfect time. We needed an alternative for softball players to pursue their passion beyond college. I am honored to be a part of this program.”

Hess has been involved in numerous camps and clinics held by Southeastern Louisiana’s Head Coach, Rick Fremin and has a lifelong love for the game.

“Will’s passion speaks volumes,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO and Chairman of ASBA. “That’s what our league is all about. We want coaches who will inspire as well as instruct our athletes. I’m thrilled that he has chosen to join us this season.”

Hess will coach Moh-BEEL! USA and he will have the fourth pick at the annual draft which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 4 pm CT at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league based in Satsuma, AL an immediate suburb of Mobile. All games are played at Satsuma High School and can be followed live on ASBA Network. The league is in its second year and offers various sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and restaurants.

Follow the ASBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @asbasoftball and visit asbasoftball.com for more information.

University of Mobile’s Steve Alcorn Joins ASBA as Head Coach

Mobile, Alabama – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Alcorn as a head coach for the women’s professional softball league. Alcorn has been an Assistant Coach at the University of Mobile since 2018. In his first season with Mobile, he helped propel the team to a 21-6 finish in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC), and a 46-15 record overall. With less than a month to go in the 2019 season, the Rams are currently ranked 7th nationally and on track to best last year’s marks.

“We are very fortunate to have Steve join the coaching staff this summer,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “His experience, enthusiasm and overt passion for the game are exactly the traits we are looking for in a head coach. We’re excited to see what he brings to the professional level.”

Prior to this coaching position, Alcorn served as an assistant coach at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, head coach at Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, PA and has instructed at numerous camps and clinics throughout the east coast. Alcorn was also a police officer in Pennsylvania before he began coaching collegiately.

Alcorn will coach Team ASBA which represents ASBA’s real estate investment partnership, a group providing wide access to private real estate investment opportunities regardless of income, credit history, or net worth. He will have the third pick at the 2019 ASBA Draft which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 4 pm CT at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league based in Satsuma, AL an immediate suburb of Mobile. All games are played at Satsuma High School and can be followed live on ASBA Network. The league is in its second year and offers various sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and restaurants. For more information please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

Follow the ASBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @asbasoftball.

Sports Medicine Coverage for Professional Athletes by AOC Sports

Mobile, Alabama – The ASBA is pleased to announce Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic (AOC) as the Official Sports Medicine Partner for the league’s second season in Mobile County this summer. The 2019 season marks the second consecutive year that an AOC Certified Athletic Trainer will be present on each game day to provide ASBA’s professional athletes with injury assessment, evaluation, referral, and therapeutic exercise for minor injuries.

AOC also offers ASBA players in-office VIP Appointment access and other highly personalized physical therapy services at their state-of-the-art facilities.

“Working with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic has been an absolute joy. We have dozens of players who all have their own specific needs and the staff at AOC always handles it seamlessly,” said Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “Of course we hope for minimal injuries but having people of this caliber working with our players is a significant asset to the entire league.”

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic has been treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in Southern Alabama for more than 50 years. AOC will be providing ASBA’s professional athletes with their athletic trainers for on field services as well as VIP access to their team of sports medicine specialists and state of the art facilities.

The ASBA is a women’s professional softball league built on a revenue-sharing model that guarantees an equal distribution between players and the league. Salaries are paid from all softball related income which includes, but is not limited to, ticket sales, proceeds from the ASBA Network, local sponsorship agreements, and merchandise sales. The ASBA is returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.

ASBA Announces Return of Coach Jen Petteys

MOBILE, ALABAMA – The American Softball Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce the return of Coach Jen Petteys for the 2019 season. Petteys, who is in her seventh season as Head Coach at York College of Pennsylvania, joined the ASBA as the Head Coach for the E1 Pro Ballers last year in mid-July.

Petteys orchestrated an incredible turnaround in the softball program at York College of PA. She has taken her team to the post season tournament every year since she took over and has also developed multiple athletes who have received high accolades. Under her tutelage, the softball program boasted a 3.59 GPA, which was
12th in the nation out of 451 schools for the 2017-18 academic year.

An accomplished player at St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY, Petteys propelled her team to 106 victories including a school-record 39 wins in 1999. Petteys still holds single-season records for hits (72 in 1999) and stolen bases (21 in 1996), and is second in runs scored (52 in 1999) and sacrifices (21 in 1999). For her career, she currently holds school records for hits (223) and on base percentage (.502). Petteys is in the NCAA Division III record book for at bats in a season (174) and she was inducted into the St. John Fisher Athletic Hall of Fame on September 28, 2006.

“Coaching at the professional level and being involved with ASBA’s grassroots effort to grow the game was a humbling experience that I was honored to be a part of,” said Petteys. “The challenge of entering the league halfway through the season was offset by the E1 players responding to the transition like true pros and the
amazing hospitality and support of the community. The players demonstrated tremendous grit and, once unified, they played with the heart of true competitors until their last out which was an effort that I was proud of. I am excited to spend another summer in Alabama with the amazing athletes chosen for the 2019 season!”

Petteys will decide which athlete hears her name called first on June 5th at the 2019 ASBA Draft. The first overall pick belongs to Petteys and the E1 Pro Ballers, who are sponsored by the E1 Prospects, an organization with youth-level teams in California and Arizona. The E1 Prospects look to create life changing opportunities for student-athletes and strive to provide a positive environment for players and families. They work to increase exposure to college coaches by producing skills videos and hosting a variety of tournaments, showcases and camps.

“When Jen took over the team last season, E1 was already cemented in the cellar,” says Michael Chiaradio, CEO of ASBA. “But, she came in, raised morale, built confidence and battled as if they were in first place. She is an amazing person and we’re lucky to have her.”

The ASBA is built on a revenue-sharing model that guarantees an equal distribution between players and the league. Salaries are paid from all softball related income which includes, but is not limited to, ticket sales, proceeds from the ASBA Network, local sponsorship agreements, and merchandise sales.

The ASBA is a professional women’s softball league returning to Satsuma, Alabama for its second year in June and is looking for additional host families and local sponsors for the 2019 season.

For more information, please contact asba.softball@gmail.com.