Class of 2008

Jack Hoover

Jack Hoover  -  NCSSA started with the leadership of Jack Hoover. Jack began playing Senior Softball with the Redwood City Señors softball club in 1985 at the age of 61. Besides being the past president of the Señors, he has been the advisor for the City of Palo Alto's senior softball tournaments since 1988. It was when he participated in local tournaments that he came up with the idea in 1990 of coordinating the different tournaments in northern California to form an organization that would use the same set of rules, resolve conflicting playing dates and get parity in the bracketing of tournaments. Jack with the help of others got more than 50 interested parties to attend a meeting in Fairfield, CA in November 1990. Regions were set up and play began in 1991. Jack also served as president of NCSSA in 1993 and participated in Senior Softball World Series held in the late 80s & early 90s in Detroit, MI, Greensboro, NC and West Palm Beach, FL.

Dean Perkins


Dean Perkins  -  Dean has been serving on the board as a Region 4 representative of NCSSA since 1994, at times serving as Vice President. Since 1989 he has been a Tournament Director in the San Leandro / Hayward area. Dean's softball career started in 1965 when he moved to California at the age of 36. In 1989 a friend invited him to play senior softball with the Palo Alto Cherokees. In 1992 he formed the Palo Alto Chiefs 60s and is now still managing the Chiefs but playing as a 75+ team.

Seth Simpson


Seth Simpson - Seth was elected as the first Vice President of NCSSA in 1991 and served on the board representing Region 1 until 1999. At the age of 54 ran his first Penn Valley tournament with 5 teams in 1987 and this year completed his 21st year as a Tournament Director. Seth's managing career began with the California Padres in 1990. Since then he has played for the Sierra Gold, Gold Rush, Elk Grove Renegades and started the California Oaks which is still in existence today.

Roland Stiarwalt

Roland Stiarwalt  -  Roland was a key figure in the preliminary discussions that were held in 1990 before the historic meeting took place in Fairfield and NCSSA was formed. In 1991 and 1992 he presided over the Board as our first President and held a position on the board until 2003. He has always been responsible for coordinating our yearly tournament schedules. He was also a tournament director from1991 to 1994. In 1987 at the age of 55 Roland began his senior softball career playing in the Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County. A year later he started the Vintage 55 team that is now known as the State Roofing Royals. Since then he has played and/or managed other teams such as the Nor Cal 60, Elk Grove Renegades and is currently on the Gold Rush.

Carl Wagner


Carl Wagner  -  Carl is a member and past president of the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association. The SSSA tournaments, under his leadership since 1992, have been some of the more successful NCSSA tournaments held. In 1993 he was elected to the NCSSA board and served as a Region 3 representative until 2007. Born in 1940 he started his senior career playing with the Modesto Classics. Carl is currently on the California Bald Eagles and has played for the California Bandits, San Jose Cobras, Diamond Nuts and other Modesto teams.