McKinney, Texas (August 15, 2016) The Dallas Charge announced today that Scott Smith will be the team’s General Manager effective immediately, while Kevin Shelton will continue with the organization in an advisory capacity. Smith is the founder and director of one of the most successful softball organizations in the country, the Texas Bombers, and brings with him a 28 year career in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. On the softball side of the equation, Smith’s Texas Bombers organization is nationally known and very highly regarded with 46 teams consisting of more than 500 players nationwide. Among the many accolades earned by the Bombers this season, the 18U team won the Colorado Fireworks/Sparkler Tournament, while the 16U Bombers took home the gold at ASA Nationals in Oklahoma City.
Smith is widely respected in the fastpitch community and has a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed at a high level. In recent years, he and the Bombers organization have helped more than 200 young women earn athletic scholarships to more than 85 different colleges and universities. On the management side of the equation, his unique blend of skills and experience allows him to bring a strong combination of organizational vision and operational expertise, as well as the ability to lead diverse personalities towards common goals, to the Dallas Charge.
“I am grateful to the Dallas Charge organization for the opportunity,” Smith said, “and I look forward to building on the numerous accomplishments and achievements of Founding General Manager Kevin Shelton and his team.”
The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team, headquartered in New Braunfels, TX, began competition in the league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and in- spire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Austin area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and pro- fessionalism. Follow the Texas Charge at www.texascharge.net
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season was televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage included the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet in April, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, joined the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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