Hudson Kiwanis Baseball has named Alex Turcinov as its new umpire coordinator, replacing Gary Gough who dedicated more than 30 years to the program, including at least two decades overseeing the youth umpires.
“This program gave me the opportunity to learn many skills, including how to deal with different people and the responsibility of holding a job,“ said Turcinov who has umpired for 10 years in Hudson and several surrounding communities. “Taking on this role is a great way to offer similar learning experiences to young people in our community and make sure that this continues for years to come.”
Turcinov is a 2016 graduate of Hudson High School and recently received his degree in accounting from The Ohio State University. He is currently a tax accountant at Deloitte.
Youth ages 11 to 18 and anyone over 18 who is a graduating high school senior are eligible to umpire in the Hudson Kiwanis Baseball program. Umpires are trained through multiple sessions prior to the start of the season in April.
“By serving as a volunteer coach I have had several interactions with Alex over the years when he was umpiring,” noted Umpire Education Coordinator Pete Havens, who will be working with Turcinov to train the umpires.
“Alex has always been very knowledgeable and wants to do things the right way,” continued Havens. “He is the perfect fit to handle this job.“
Registration to become a Hudson Kiwanis Baseball Umpire begins on Monday, February 1 when registration also opens for players and volunteer coaches. Those who wish to register for any aspect of Hudson Kiwanis Baseball can do so at www.hudsonkiwanis.com. Umpires will need to register prior to the first training sessions in late February. Specific dates for training will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Hudson Kiwanis Baseball is entering its 44th season and includes hundreds of players each year ages five through 18.