Bollinger, Bill

Inducted: 2001

Bollinger, Bill


He began coaching girl’s youth teams in 1969 in Stanley, Kentucky. Over the next three decades, he coached teams to numerous regional, state, and national championships. Among those were the 8 & Under National Championship won by his 1992 Bears team.

Altogether his teams won one National championship, twenty State Championships, and three Regional Championships.

He umpired in State Tournaments for Men’s A, Co-Ed, Men’s C, Women’s C, Youth (all ages) and High School. He also called in the Midwest Regionals for Youth (all ages) and High School. The first seven years of girls slow pitch he called all District and Third Region Tournament Games. He also called in the 1989 and 1992 High School State Tournaments.

He was appointed District Commissioner in 1984 of what was then the 16th District. He has run or been tournament director for Men’s A, B, C, & Co-Ed and Women’s C State Tournaments. He has run numerous Youth Fast Pitch Church and Industrial State & Midwest events as well as being instrumental in seeing that Owensboro will host Kentucky’s first National Tournament in 2001.

He has served as the president of the local softball league since 1968 and has also served on the Daviess County Parks Board for two terms. He was appointed to the ASA National Council in 1992 and is a board member of the Ohio Valley Umpire Association.

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