South Texas Umpire Clinic


South Texas Umpire Clinic

The South Texas Umpire Clinic is a two-and-a-half day baseball umpire clinic in San Antonio, Texas that provides amateur umpires with professional quality training.

The school was created in 1996 by Dan Striplin, Frank Coffland, and "Big" John Williams. Striplin was the local director of umpires at a local little league. Coffland had started umpiring for Striplin at the age of 16. Coffland would later become a professional umpire and work in the Pacific Coast League AAA, Texas League AA, Southern League AA, Venezuelan Winter League, Florida State League AA, South Atlantic League A, and Pioneer League.

In 1996, Striplin, Coffland, and Williams attended the Golden State Umpire Camp. When they returned, they set up their own clinic in San Antonio. After Coffland became a professional umpire, a number of his colleagues became involved in teaching at Coffland's yearly clinics. The clinic now has a staff of 8 professional and college level instructors.

The clinic places emphasis on teaching the fundamentals and mechanics of umpiring.

External links

* [http://www.southtexasumpireclinic.com Official site]


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