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Our Team

Meet the people that comprise Our Team.  

National Staff

Jeremy McDowell | Exec Vice President USSSA Fastpitch |

Jeremy McDowell is a husband, a father of five, and recently a proud grandfather. He joined the USSSA team in 2007 as State Director of Kansas but his journey in fastpitch began as a volunteer in 2001. Currently, Jeremy is the Executive Vice President of USSSA Fastpitch. His passion is to impact the youth of today by using sport as the platform to do this. He sees his role in this sport as an opportunity to surround himself with like hearted people that want to make a difference. His favorite saying is “it's not what you do, but why you do it.”

Jami Lobpries | Vice President of USSSA FP/USA Elite Select |

Dr. Jami Lobpries was a part of two Big XII titles and two Women’s College World Series at Texas A&M. She played four years in the NPF on the Philadelphia Force, TN Diamonds, NPF Diamonds and Carolina Diamonds. After coaching two years at Monmouth University, Lobpries went back to Texas A&M to pursue her passion of growing women’s sports through a Ph.D in Sport Management and concentration on female athlete branding. She has remained active in the fastpitch community as a youth instructor and coach as well as a blogger and marketing consultant for the USSSA Pride and Dallas Charge. She left her role as a Sport Management Professor at the University of Tampa to impact the game she loves and focus full-time on the development of the USA Elite Select program.

Chris Florence | National Championship Director |

Chris Florence is a proud father of two, Christen and Cody Florence. Chris began to realize his passion for youth sports in 2005 as the Director of Baseball for the Hampton Youth Club. In 2008, Chris joined Georgia USSSA Fastpitch as Area Director in charge of the Atlanta area. He quickly began to positively impact the game through the events he hosted. In November of 2013, Chris helped to spawn an idea and create what we now know as USA Elite Select. Chris will serve full-time as the National Tournament Director and coordinator of all Regional Qualifiers and World Fastpitch Championships.

Jenny Gladding | National Director of Futures Program |

Jenny Gladding is a native of Palm City, FL and a graduate of the University of Florida. Gladding started her career at the University of Arizona where she won the 2001 National Championship. She spent her last two season at Florida where she earned All-SEC and NFCA All-Region honors. After graduating from Florida, Jenny’s connection to the game continued as Director of Softball at Champion Sports Complex in Orlando. She also was the Head Softball Coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University before returning to Florida as Assistant Coach. In the summer of 2013 and 2014, Gladding was the pitching coach for the USSSA Pride. As the National Director of the Futures Program, she is “excited for the opportunity to give back to the game and give girls around the world the same opportunities she had.”



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