2021 Harford County Umpires Association Board of Directors
Jim Cunius | President
Jim is the Association President of HCUA and has a strong belief in ‘open communication’. He constantly shows that in his continued role as the association’s Veteran Trainer. Jim’s goal as President is to continue promoting the association’s umpire tradition in the Harford County area as well as improve on the business model previous presidents have established. As for his experience, Jim began umpiring in 1999 and has been an active member of HCUA since 2015. As the association continues moves forward, Jim hopes to use his previous experience as an umpire and member of other baseball associations to expand and improve both HCUA and its membership’s future opportunities.
Rob Stroup | Vice President
Rob has been an active member of Harford County Umpires Association since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors as a "Member-at-Large" for three years, he then served as Vice-President of the association from 2011 to 2014. After the 2014 season, Rob took on the role of one of two trainers and has been in that role for over six years. His focus is training all members who are new to HCUA or who have only been with the organization less than three years. Rob loves to emphasize to his new members that you “only get to make a first impression ONCE!” For the 2021 season, Rob was reelected to the Vice-President position and he looks forward to working with the new board and taking the organization to new levels. Until a new trainer can take over for Rob, he will still be holding that role as well.
Don Myers | Secretary
Don Myers is the Association Secretary, where he acts as the 'Voice of HCUA'. Firmly believing that "Communication is the key to our success", Don is responsible for communicating information of all types to the membership of HCUA. He began umpiring baseball in 1994, and is the only board member that has been with HCUA since its inception in 1999. Don is a long tenured member of the board, and has held the position of Association Secretary for 10 years as of 2021.
Larry Russell | Treasurer
Affectionately known as, "Everyone's Favorite Board Member", Larry Russell is the Association Treasurer, and has held the role for 10 years as of 2021. He has umpired baseball for 16 years, all of which have been with HCUA. Larry is well-known for his tireless efforts to accurately keep "the books", and issue umpire payment in an extremely expeditious manner.
Shannon Lutters | Member-At-Large
Shannon Lutters is a Member-At-Large on the Harford County Umpires Association Board of Directors, entering his second year in 2021. Shannon oversees HCUA's Annual Member Training.
Kevin Tyree | Member-At-Large
Kevin Tyree is a first-year Member-At-Large. In 2021, he enters his 25th year of umpiring, 6th with HCUA. Kevin has umpired levels ranging from Little League to American Legion in both Maryland and North Carolina. Kevin states that his memorable moments umpiring came while umpiring in the American Legion North Carolina state finals in 1992.
David Pomilla | Member-At-Large
David has been umpiring more than 10 years including seven years with HCUA. For the last 10 years he has served the local Youth Baseball Community as a member of the Churchville Rec/Churchville Baseball Board, including last 6 as the Commissioner of Baseball. He has wealth of experience in organizational service, in particular youth Baseball Organizations. His expertise is in Rec/Travel/Club Baseball. He is happy to serve the HCUA membership , and looks forward to a bright future for our organization.
Chris Coccogna | Assignor
Chris Coccogna is the Assignor for HCUA. While Chris has held this role with the Association since 2016, he has been assigning baseball and softball games around Central Maryland for many years for at all levels such as Harford County High School Baseball, the Baltimore Metro Baseball League, and the famed Baltimore Baseball League. Over the course of the season, Chris assigns nearly 2,900 games among the 150 members.