Our Mission

Louisiana USA is committed to organizing and providing a first-class program to serve the needs of the sport of softball for participants of all ages.

Our Mission

Louisiana USA is committed to organizing and providing a first-class program to serve the needs of the sport of softball for participants of all ages.

Bill Skinner

State Commissioner

Bill is a lifelong resident of the small community of Baptist, located near Hammond, LA. Bill is a retired educator, where he taught, coached and served as a school principal for 36 years. He played fast pitch and slow pitch softball and eventually became the District Commissioner of ASA District 11, located in southeast Louisiana. Bill served many years on the ASA Council as an At-Large Player Representative. In 2006, he was appointed Commissioner of the Louisiana ASA/USA.

 

Contact Bill Skinner

Home: (225) 567-3364

Mobile: (985) 507-0092

Fax: (225) 567-1765

Email: bill.skinner@louisianaasa.net

Rose Dedon

Junior Olympic Commissioner Emeritus

Rose is a retired school bus driver who resides in Baton Rouge, LA. She has long been involved with ASA/USA Softball, first assisting her late husband, J.W. "Bird" Dedon from whom she inherited the job as the Louisiana J.O. State Commissioner. Rose is entering her 20th years as a commissioner. Rose was inducted into the inaugural Louisiana ASA/USA Hall of Fame in 2010.

 

Contact Rose Dedon

Home: (225) 924-6591

Mobile: (225) 806-1344

Fax: (225) 248-9952

Email: dsoftballrose@aol.com

Dakota Hill

State Junior Olympic Commissioner & Fastpitch Director

Dakota is the State J.O Commissioner, & Fastpitch Director. He is also a respected tournament director, both on the amateur and collegiate levels. He has worked with collegiate teams like Arkansas, Detroit-Mercy, St. Louis, Buffalo, and Tennessee-Martin, fill holes in their schedules, and compile scouting reports. During the 2015-16 collegiate season, he served at Nicholls State University as the Director of Softball Operations. Prior to his time at Nicholls, he served in the same capacity at his alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana University.

 

Contact Dakota Hill

Mobile: (225) 719-7773

Email: Dakota@GeauxSoftball.com

Twitter: dakotashill

Jesse Barksdale

State Vice President & Player Rep

Jesse Barksdale serves as the Bayou State's Metro New Orleans Commissioner. He established and remains active with the New Orleans Metro Fast Pitch Softball Association. Jesse has teaching certifications in Louisiana and Mississippi. Areas of certification include Sports Performance Enhancement, Physical Fitness, Weight Lifting, Exercise Testing, Coaching and many more. Jesse has brought more girls fast pitch teams, including Class A and Gold level teams, to ASA National tournaments than any other coach in the state. Jesse lives almost on the banks of the Mississippi River in River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans.

 

Contact Jesse Barksdale

Mobile: (504) 737-7416

Mobile: (504) 231-3720

Email: barksdale4@aol.com

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