Class of 2009


Harold Dunbar served on the NCSSA board as a representative of Region 2 from 1995 to 2006. During that time served two terms as Vice President. He first started playing senior softball in 1994 for Nor Cal 60s. In 1995 he started the Elk Grove Renegades and was a player/manager until 2003. He currently is playing the outfield for the California Gold Rush.

Harold has been directing tournaments for more than ten years and presently runs the tournament in Carson City.


Frank Kirchman began playing senior softball in the Vintage Softball League of Santa Clara County in 1990. As an outfielder, in 1994 he began playing for the State Roofing Royals. He moved from the area in 1996 and played for the Elk Grove Renegades until 2004. While representing Region One he was a Board member for four years serving as President in 2001 and 2002.


Noel Lanctot has been playing senior softball since 1991. He is a past president of the Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County as well as a long time NCSSA board member. Noel has been doing some of the thankless NCSSA jobs such as the minutes and the rankngs. He has been a tireless worker and is almost always cheerful around everyone except with an umpire or two. In many ways, he is the glue that holds NCSSA together.

As a player and manager, Noel has played all over the US and is a memeber of the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame. In addition to some of the Vintage tournament teams, Noel has played for the Cobras, Bandits and Diamond Nuts.


Carl Neaterous has as his email address ncssaprez for a reason. Carl, as a representative from Region 3, presided over NCSSA five years as its President while serving on the Board from 1995 until 2008. He is presently the tournament director of NCSSA's Hall of Fame Tournament.

Carl started playing senior softball as a member of the Lodi softball association where he served as both vice president and president as well as the manager of Neat Roofing. He is presently pitching for the Brannon Tire Ravens. Carl proudly sports a ring that he earned by participating fifteen years in the Huntsman World Senior Games to go along with 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.


Dick Seward, a pitcher began playing senior softball in 1992. For ten years he was a player/manager of the Sacramento Mavericks. As a representative of Region 2, he served on the NCSSA board from 1995 until 2001. If not busy enough, Dick has served as a tournament director from 1994 to the present. Besides running the tournaments for the Sacramento TPA he also runs tournaments raising money for the Rio Linda High Special Ed track team and field trips. Now retired, he is still very much involved in taking the kids on field trips.


Bob Strand, affectionately known as “Mr. Tommahawk” or to others as the “Web Master”, has been playing senior softball since 1993. Bob's career started as a member of both Vintage and Redwood City Señors. He is currently using that “swing” playing for the California Olden Bears.

Using his computer expertise, Bob built up the NCSSA's website and has maintained it since 2003. He has spent thousands of hours working and developing programs making it easier for our tournament directors and getting information out to our members. One could say that Bob's value to NCSSA is “priceless.”