2016/2017 Ohio Stingrays
The Stingrays would like to thank everyone who attended tryouts for the 2017 season.
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Ohio Stingrays 2017 Coaches
9U Chris Back                backc@windstream.net
11U Scott McDaniel        scottmcdaniel43147@yahoo.com
12U  Marc George          ohiostingrays04@gmail.com
13U Matt Pope               ohiostingrays03@gmail.com
14U Craig Thompson      ohiostingrays05@gmail.com
15U Anthony Mattix        a.mattix@icloud.com
16U Mike Marcum          ohiostingrays@yahoo.com
17U Jeff Griffin              jgriffin@ppg.com
18U Taylor Dickson           tndickso@owu.edu

Camps and Clinics across the U.S.

Stingrays Signings:

2019 - Macee Marcum - Cleveland State University

2018 - Hanna Griffin - Cleveland State University
2018 - Taylor Duncan - Cleveland State University
2018 - McKenna Saunders - University of Buffalo
2018 - Lexie Hilling - University of Buffalo
2018 - Meredith Keel – Wright State University
2018 - Lauren Griffith – Oakland University

2017 - Madi Drabick - Ohio Wesleyan University
2017 - Aimee Duckworth - Ohio Wesleyan University
2017 - Alexandra Depue - Walsh University
2017 - Alyssa Jauregui – Lemoyne College
2017 - Abby Ehrenborg - University of Dayton
2017-Jessica Rock - Walsh University
2017- Mikayla Newland - University of Akron
2017 - Faith Bogard - Tiffin University
2017 - Kalle Colemen - Morehead State University
2017 - Mackenzie Soma - Wright State University

2016 - Lacey Swafford - West Point
2016 - Hannah Futo - Fairfield College
2016 - Parker Conrad - University of Missouri
2016 - Tori Hart - Tennessee State University
2016 - Hanna Howery - Mercey College
2016 - Sam Kilbane - Liberty University
2016 - Erin McConnell - Muskingham
2016 - Vega Theophilus - Northern Kentucky University
2016 - McKenna Coffman - Eastern Illinois
2016 - Jessica Wilson - Ashland University
2016 - Kasey Morris - Otterbein University
2016 - Bailee Faulkner - Urbana University
2016 - Ashley Post - Butler University
2016 - Raygan Reyes - Muskingum University
2016 - Hallie Ward - Kent State University
2015 - Salwa Al-Hajabed- University of Toledo
2015 - Nicole Doyle - Case Western - Ohio
2015 - Sam Vincent  - Emory  GA
2015 - Kori Locke –  Wheeling Jesuit

2015 - Taylor Rahach - Coastal Carolina University
2015 - Savana Casto - Heidleburg University
2015 - Carly Skeese - University of Rio Grande
2015 - Katie Manahan - Ashland University
2015 - Maria Simmonds - Ohio Dominican University
2015 - Kylie Asmus - Ohio Northern University
2015 - Avery Wakefield - Eckerd College

2014 - Shaye Kuhlman - Ashland University
2014 - Danielle Wolgomot - Cedarville University
2014 - Logan Eppich - Cedarville University
2014 - Kaitlyn Woerner - Cedarville University
2014 - Hannah Smith - Otterbein University
2014 - Katie Watson - College of the Holy Cross

Visit our Alumni page for more signings!
The Ohio Stingrays organization was founded in 1984 by Bill Fish and Norm Chambers. After years of competing solely as an 18U Gold Team, Tim Kazmier and Tunney King expanded the organization to include elite level teams at all age groups. Tim Kazmier retired from the Stingrays in 2005 and moved to Kentucky where he had a Stingray team there for one year. Tunney King then became the director of the organization and the tournament and stayed until he retired from softball after the 2007 tournament. Duties were then split up with Mike Marcum and Pat Toler becoming co-directors for the day-to-day management of the organization and Rudy Zych being responsible for the management of the tournament. With Pat's subsequent softball retirement after the 2009 tournament, Mike became President of the Ohio Stingrays organization.

Since the organization's founding in 1984, the Ohio Stingrays have been based on the principle that doing things the right way leads to incredible results both on and off the field. The coaching staff practices high-positive coaching techniques while expecting maximum effort at all softball related activities. Academic commitment is expected of all our young athletes along with family based support for community involvement.

The Stingrays Tournament was started in 2001 at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex with Mark Tamanini being the driving force behind it after being inspired by the family-style effort he saw and experienced at a Top Guns tournament in Ashtabula the previous summer. After two successful years at Pickerington Central, which led to the need for more fields, the tournament moved to OSU's Fred Beekman Park in 2003 with Mark's son Matt, who was a student there at the time, helping with the efforts to secure the fields. Once the tournament moved to OSU, Mark and his wife Annie tied the tournament into supporting the Stefanie Spielman Fund because they wanted to use sports as a means of supporting community service to show that there are more important things in life than simply trying to win a game. For the 2010 tournament, an NFCA administered recruiting camp was added on the front end with Mike Marcum serving as the driving force behind that effort with the NFCA. As well, the tournament expanded back out to it's roots at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex for the 14U age group so that more 16U and 18U teams could be added at Fred Beekman Park. In 2011 we introduced our first 23U and in 2012 our first 9U team. In 2015 the tournament expanded again and the Hilliard facility was added. 2017 brought a yet another change to the organization, long time Stingray coach and vice president Terry Morman officially retired and Marc George assumed the role.

Many thanks goes out to all of those early Stingray families who worked so hard to get the tournament up and running. Led by Mark Tamanini's vision along with Tim Kazmier's and Tunney King's support, Annie Tamanini's efforts at organizing the concessions, Matt Tamanini's work with the playing brackets, Rodney Gustine's effrots at organizing the Stingray families into an effective field maintenance force, Tim Housh's work on bold colored tournament shirts and Jeff Seeds' efforts at coming up with unique awards each year, the Stingray Tournament prides itself on attention to detail backed by a family-style work effort to provide the best possible playing experience for our guest teams. As well, we are proud to support community service with our contributions to the Stefanie Spielman Fund.


President - Mike Marcum - ohiostingrays@yahoo.com
Vice-President - Marc George

Showcase Tournament Director:
Rudy Zych - Ohio.Stingrays.Showcase@stingraysfastpitch.com

Assistant Tournament Director:
Bill VanAlmsick

Athletic Training Staff (Licensed):
Ohio State Sites
Pickerington Central
Pickerington North

Real Time Web-based Updates & Information Provided By:
Obsidian Design www.obsidiandesign.com

Communication Services Provided By:
One Call Now

Photographic Services Provided By:
O'Shea Photography

Official Scorekeeper:
Kylee Marcum

College Coach Hospitality Tent Hosts:
Brad & Yolanda McDermott

Field Maintenance Manager:
Brian Mong

Tournament Shirts Manager:

OSU Concessions Manager:
Mike Wiley

OSU Grill Master:
Jamie Shelton - Family Affair Catering

OSU Concessions Staff:

Hilliard Site Manager:
Bailee Marcum

Coffey Road Park Site Manager:
Cheryl Cale

Pickerington Central Site Manager:
Taylor Saxton

Pickerington Central Concessions:
Pickerington Central Softball Club

Pickerington North Site Manager:
Kate Ardury

Pickerington North Concessions:
Pickerington North Softball Club

Tournament Awards Provided By:
Capital Awards

Tryouts Director:
Mike Marcum





The Ohio Stingrays are a 501(c)(3) organization.

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