Cyril ‘Stoney’ Burke

Stoney Burke

Stoney Burke (1942-2024)

Stoney was a born and raised Texan who spent 23 years playing fast pitch softball in leagues. Softball became his biggest passion which he then instilled in his two daughters. White coaching his girls, he decide to join USA Softball (formerly known as ASA) in 1987 serving as the president of the girls league North West Sports Association. He also served as the president of the Coastal Girls Softball Association from 1989-1991 and became the founder of the Greater Houston Girls Softball Association, which is currently the governing body of the girls youth softball leagues for Houston.

Stoney had such a drive and passion to continue being involved with the world of softball after his daughters finished their careers. He continued to coach many talented girls for a few more years; most of whom went on to play in college and a few who played for the Women’s Olympic team. After hanging up his hat for coaching, he knew his passion to be involved needed to continue. He became the JO Commissioner for the Houston area in 1992 which led to him becoming the Houston Commissioner for USA Softball in 2010 thru the present.

Cyril’s influence in USA Softball impacted so many young individuals along the way, he leaves an amazing legacy behind in the world of softball. Along with his passion for softball, Stoney also had a passion for camping and spending weekends traveling with family and friends. Being present with his grandchildren and family was always most important for him.

Stoney was born in Bryan, Texas and lived in in Cypress, he graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.


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