King, Curtis

Inducted: 2009

King, Curtis

Owensboro, Kentucky

Curtis King has been associated with Kentucky softball since the early seventies as a Player, Umpire, UIC, Tournament Director, and Deputy District Commissioner.

He began his career as a player with several men’s slow pitch teams. During his tenure as a player, he was a member of 2 state championship teams. He also participated in over 20 plus state championship events in several different divisions.

Curtis later became an umpire and began working in numerous tournaments. In all Curtis officiated 12 different divisions of the Kentucky ASA State Championships including 27 Championships games. During his career, Curtis was enlisted to assign officials and be Umpire in Chief in many of the events in which he officiated.

Curtis also served as a Deputy District Commissioner in Owensboro for over 20 years during which he was the tournament director and UIC for over 25 state championship events. Later in his career, Mr. King was an integral part of those in Owensboro that hosted 9 national championship events in a nine-year span. This included the largest ASA National Championship to that point in history, The Girl’s Class “A” 18 and Under Fast Pitch National Championship in 2006. Curtis was a member of the Executive Board and a Tournament Director for this most prestigious event. We are proud and privileged to be able to induct Curtis King into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame & Honor.

This award bears witness that his name share forever be in the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame.