Officials Spotlight: Wally BissettApr 7th, 2020
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START OFFICIATING?
"I started umpiring 1 man JV baseball in 1992 in Buffalo NY. I worked my first College Baseball game in 2001."
WHICH SPORTS DO YOU OFFICIATE?
"I umpire Division 1 & Division 3 baseball in a number of conferences and High School Varsity Soccer."
HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
"To be inducted into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019."
FAVORITE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT OR UNIFORM?
"My Champion Chest protector. It was with me at my first D1 Game and I still have it today."
HAVE ANY TRICKS OF THE TRADE?
"When I talk to the MILB umpires ask questions and listen. I learn so much from them."
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT OFFICIATING?
"I have met some good friends from all over the country."
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About the Author
Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann
A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League, and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley. He spent 4 years as Ump-Attire.com’s marketing assistant and recently relocated to Arizona.