1997 Honorary: Charlie O'Donnell

Charlie O’Donnell

Charlie O’Donnell was appointed an Area Director in 1971. He became the Missouri State Director in 1975. The following year, he was named Regional Vice President of the then Central Division with jurisdiction over Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa. During his tenure as Regional VP, the Central Division became the largest division in terms of team and umpire registrations in the USSSA. Following realignment in 1988, O’Donnell became the Executive Vice President of the Central Division (Illinois and Kentucky moved to the Great Lakes Division at the same time).

Though O’Donnell is no longer directly involved with the Illinois program, he is still part of the new Northern Region, and his leadership and guidance is still felt by his older directors.

In 1993, O’Donnell was inducted into the National USSSA Hall of Fame as a Director. At the 1996 National Convention, he was honored for his contributions to the USSSA Hall of Fame.