Three New Members Join Little League® International Advisory Board

Kerry Cobb, Bill Crandall, and Allen Pryor
(L to R): Kerry Cobb, Bill Crandall, and Allen Pryor

Little League® International is pleased to announce three new members joining its Advisory Board following its spring meeting in April 2024 at the Little League International Complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Joining the board to represent the leagues within their respective regions are Kerry Cobb, Bill Crandall, and Allen Pryor.

“Being appointed as a volunteer to serve on the Little League International Advisory Board is an honor that only a limited number of volunteers receive during their time in the Little League program and comes with an important responsibility to represent the thoughts, ideas, and concerns of all the volunteers throughout the region these individuals represent,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We are pleased to welcome Kerry, Bill, and Allen to the Advisory Board and are confident that they will proudly represent the leagues and communities in which they serve.”

Meet the three newest members to the Little League International Advisory Board:

Kerry Cobb (Southeast Region) – Memphis (Tenn.) Little League

Currently serving as the League President for Memphis (Tenn.) Little League, a program within the Little League Urban Initiative, Kerry Cobb has been instrumental in the growth and development of not only the Memphis Little League program but for the entire community during his time as a volunteer. A former two-year letter-winner and captain of the University of Memphis football team in 1996, Mr. Cobb has been a longtime supporter of the Memphis community and was named the 2011 recipient of the Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award for his service and advocacy within the Little League Urban Initiative.

Bill Crandall (Central Region) – Michigan District 6

A longtime supporter of the Little League organization whose father, brother, and son have all passed through the program, Bill Crandall currently serves as the Michigan District 6 Administrator and Information Officer for Little League programs throughout the state of Michigan. At the local level, Mr. Crandall also serves as a Board member for Grosse Point Farms-City Little League and has held a variety of local league roles including umpire, coach, and board member.

Allen Pryor (West Region) – California District 43

Serving as California’s District 43 Administrator since 2018, Allen Pryor has been a leader for not only the leagues within his own district, but for all those throughout Southern California thanks to his role as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the SoCal Little League District Administrators Association (SCDAA). Additionally, Mr. Pryor serves as the League President and League Safety Officer for the California District 43 Little League program which includes his role helping to put together the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Plan each year.

About the Little League® International Advisory Board

The Little League® International Advisory Board provides counsel and recommendations to the Little League Baseball and Softball staff and senior management. Each board member serves a four-year term. The 12-member board provides input, perspective and opinion on current aspects of the Little League program and proposed new initiatives, all for the purpose of maintaining Little League Baseball and Softball as the world’s leader in the youth sports arena.

2024 Little League International Advisory Board Group Photo

Little League considers the input of the Advisory Board as vital in providing an effective program to ensure that all participants, parents and volunteers have a rewarding and enriching Little League experience. Board members are current and former District Administrators (D.A.s), Assistant District Administrators (A.D.A.s), and other volunteers whose many years of experience at the local level of Little League operations are highly valued by Little League International.