Umpire Camp in Miami
I’m back from a weekend umpire camp and clinic (Southeast Umpires) in Miami. My thoughts and links are herein.
NCAA Div-I Conferences and contacts
Bio on Tony Thompson from ESO:
Tony Thompson is coordinator of umpires for the Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Ohio Valley, Peach Belt, Southern, Sun Belt, Southeastern and Trans South conferences. He graduated from the Al Somers Umpire School in 1978 and worked three full seasons and two partial seasons in professional baseball. Tony umpired the 1990 IBA World All-Star Game as well as one Sun Belt, 15 SEC, and 10 ACC tournaments. His post-season NCAA assignments have included 10 Division I Regionals, two Division II World Series, and the Division I World Series in 1993 and 1996. Tony organized the first amateur umpire camp with major league instructors in 1984. The Southern Umpires Camp is now in its 23rd year of existence and is one of the premier umpire camps in the country. Tony is president and CEO of Southern Trophy and Awards, Inc. His interests include gospel bluegrass music and Broadway musicals and plays. A lifetime resident of suburban Atlanta, Tony was born in Gainesville, raised in Tucker and lives in Lilburn with his wife, Delia, and children Alexandra and Dawson.