Jack Stonestreet, Girls Softball
Approaching his 80th birthday, Jack can still be found officiating games on local fields and courts. After more than 9,000 games, he now sticks with the slower pace of junior leagues but over the years, he has officiated football, basketball and softball at all amateur levels.
Jack joined the Western Washington Officials Association in 1963. In addition to over 40 years officiating local high school sports, Jack was also a Pac-8 football official for eight years. He wore his stripes and whistle calling Northwest small college football and basketball games for over 20 years. His experience and teaching skills even took him half way around the world to conduct basketball officials clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2005, Jack was inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.
Born July, 9, 1931 in Pratt, Kansas, Jack was a standout athlete before he became an official. He starred at Wichita North High School and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas. He graduated in 1949 and eventually spent the summers of 1953 and '56 as a minor league pitcher in the Pittsburg Pirates organization.