Douglas Galler Named Assistant Director of Little League’s Southwestern Region
Douglas Galler has been named the Assistant Director of Little League's Southwestern Region, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. One of five Little League regional offices in the U.S., the George W. Bush Little League Leadership Training Center is located in Waco, Texas.
"Douglas exhibited the leadership and communication skills needed to be successful in his position working with the people in the Southwestern Region," Mr. Keener said. "His addition to the regional office should help us improve the programs we have in place while also growing our participation numbers in both baseball and softball."
Mr. Galler, a native of Waco, Texas, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Sport Management. As part of his academic requirements to graduate, he served as an intern in the University of Tennessee Sports Information Office in the summer of 2009. While working in the office, he assisted the staff with preparing the 2009 media guide and record book for football.
A graduate of Robinson High School in Waco, Mr. Galler, 23, worked for SPJST Fraternal Life Insurance in Temple, Texas while working on his degree. As the Fraternal Department Assistant, Mr. Galler was responsible for conducting summer camps and other youth events on a statewide basis throughout the year.
Most recently, he worked on the grounds crew for the Houston Astros.
In his new position with Little League, Mr. Galler will assist Region Director Mike Witherwax with the operation of the region headquarters. Some of those duties will include working with leagues throughout the region to enhance operations, developing and implementing training programs and the operation of tournaments, including the annual Southwestern Region Little League Baseball and Little League Softball tournaments.
Mr. Galler and his wife, Hannah, have one daughter, Fiona.
"Having played Little League as a kid, I feel it is a privilege to be a part of an organization that has such a profound effect on our children," Mr. Galler said. "I look forward to building strong relationships and working with everyone in the Little League family. I want to thank everyone who has been very receptive and welcoming to me and my family as we start this new and exciting chapter in our lives."
The George W. Bush Little League Leadership Training Center includes two Little League Division baseball fields, including Marvin Norcross Stadium, one Little League Division softball field, and a regulation size baseball field. The Southwestern Region headquarters serves seven states (Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and 196,095 Little League players who comprised 13,073 teams in 2010.
"The addition of Douglas to the staff will assist in helping this office develop our program of assistance to the leagues," Mr. Witherwax, who has been the region director for 10 years, said. "We look to improve our programs in support of the leagues in our region with the talents and experience Douglas brings to the office."