Meet our new President and Vice President
Susan Tate, has been around softball her whole life. At a young age, she would play catch with her friends behind the homerun fence at the ball fields while both parents and her sister played fastpitch softball in the State of Washington. At age 7, Susan joined the girls league in her town and played until age 19, when she got married and moved to Missouri. Susan's husband, Ben (who is also a board member) was her pitching coach. When their daughter Linley began playing T-ball in 1996, the bug bit them both and they began coaching (in IGSA) in 1998. (In 2003, they began a 9 year competitive coaching stint until they retired from coaching in 2012.) In 2002, Ben and Susan joined the board and in 2003, Susan was elected to serve as Vice President, which she has done for 12 years. She has learned so much working with Shirley Cottrell (former president) over the years and is looking forward to continuing her journey with IGSA, and continuing the tradition of girls softball in our community.