Kutscher named USA National Umpire-of-the-Month

Tracy began his umpire career in 1990 prior to his freshman year in high school in Hebron, Neb. umpiring baseball and USA softball. He worked in Nebraska for 12 years prior to moving to Kansas. Since arriving in Kansas he has attended a regular National Umpire School, and the advanced umpire fast pitch National Umpire School in Oklahoma City. In addition to umpiring USA Softball, Tracy has umpired NCAA Division I and Division II softball for seven years.

Tracy was named to the USA Softball of Kansas umpire staff as a District Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) in August of 2006. In May of 2015, he was named the Northeast District Commissioner. He has instructed at the USA Softball of Kansas Umpire Clinic for the past two years and volunteered to assist at the 2016 NUS in Ralston, Neb.

Tracy spends his entire summer working with and mentoring young umpires. As a high school mathematics teacher and former head boys' basketball coach, his teaching skills are outstanding and he has become a proven leader in the USA Softball of Kansas organization.

Tracy has been assigned to 10 USA Softball National Championships. Three of those assignments have been the 18-Under Gold, where he proved he could handle top level USA Softball Championship play.

Tracy is a member of the National Indicator Fraternity, an Elite Umpire, and in 2015 earned his WBSC Certification.

CONGRATULATIONS, Tracy from all the Region 7 Umpires!

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