Little League® International has announced John Magers as its new Central Region Assistant Director, based at the Central Region Complex in Whitestown, Indiana, effective as of May 16, 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome John to our staff in Whitestown and look forward to the support and guidance he will provide to all of our volunteers and players throughout the Central Region,” said Stu Hartenstein, Little League Central Region Director. “John’s experience in the baseball industry as a player, coach, and tournament operations professional provides him with tremendous insight that will benefit our leagues throughout the year and assist with the running of our tournaments each summer.”
Mr. Magers joins the Little League team after spending the past year working as an Operations and Sourcing Specialist at Athletx Sports Group in Carmel, Indiana, where he controlled tournament registrations and credits for Pastime Tournaments and Mid America Baseball as well as assisting with the operations of Pastime National Championships. Mr. Magers also served as an assistant coach for the Guerin Catholic High School varsity baseball team since 2019.
“It is an honor to be able to join the Little League team and I look forward to being able to step in and provide support to all the incredible volunteers and players who make this program so special each year,” said Mr. Magers. “The Little League program has such an impact on communities all around the world, and I am excited to work with the dedicated volunteers throughout the Central Region to continue to grow this organization and provide the best possible experience to all the parents, players, and fans who take part each year.”
Reporting to Mr. Hartenstein, Mr. Magers will be assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Central 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 Central Region Little League Softball® Tournament and the Midwest and Great Lakes Little League Baseball® Tournaments. The Central Region Headquarters serves 13 states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
In addition to his role at Athletx Sports Group, Mr. Magers also has experience as the Director of Baseball Operations for Imavex Orange Baseball where he managed and oversaw the operations of 18 travel baseball teams, as well as serving as the Site Administrator and Assistant Tournament Director for the Ultimate Tournament Series in Central Indiana. Mr. Magers has also worked as an Operations Leader for DICK’S Sporting Goods and as a Gate Attendant and Merchandise Salesman for Bullpen Tournaments at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana.
Mr. Magers graduated from Manchester University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a minor in Sales. During his time at Manchester University, Mr. Magers was a member of the baseball team where he was voted as best teammate and named a scholar athlete and was also involved as a Treasurer for Manchester Catholics and a member of the College of Business Club.