Sherman Shadle Named Little League® Director of Security

Sherm Shadle

Little League® International is pleased to announce the hiring of Sherman Shadle as the new Director of Security, effective as of November 14, 2022.

“On behalf of all of us at Little League International, I would like to welcome Sherman to our team here in Williamsport,” said Joy Reynolds McCoy, Little League Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. “With more than two decades of service and leadership in the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as the first-hand knowledge surrounding the operations of the Little League World Series each summer, Sherman will be a tremendous asset to our organization and the thousands of leagues we support around the world each year.”

Recently retired from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) at the rank of Major in January 2022, Mr. Shadle joins the Little League team with 25 years of law enforcement experience where he spent time at every State Police rank in the field. During his time with the PSP, Mr. Shadle commanded more than 1,000 men and women assigned to cover Northcentral and Northeastern Pennsylvania, worked in every capacity in major criminal investigations, and commanded numerous large-scale operations that included Presidential visits and the Little League World Series.

“I am excited to join an organization that provides so much opportunity for kids around the world to grow and learn basic life foundations,” said Mr. Shadle. “A native of central Pennsylvania, I have been attending the Little League World Series since I was a young child myself and plan to utilize my experience in law enforcement to continue to provide the safest environment possible for the players, coaches, fans, volunteers, and staff, as well as provide continued support to all our local leagues around the world.”

In his role, Mr. Shadle will be responsible for the oversight, development, management, and maintenance of all aspects of safety, security, and emergency response for daily Little League operations at all Little League facilities and locations. Additionally, he will be responsible for the creation and implementation of security policies and procedures at the Little League Baseball® World Series as well as the coordination, support, development, and management of special risk prevention programs for all Little League facilities and locations.