Jack Aaron (1934-2023)
Served ASA as president from 1993-1994. Was first player rep ever elected to that position. First player rep to become a member of the ASA Executive Board. Former president of the Texas ASA from 1978-1986. Served five consecutive terms as Texas Region vice president. Succeeded W.W. (Bill) Kethan as commissioner of Texas ASA in 1986 and did an outstanding job before becoming executive director of the Texas ASA in 1997. Jack was a former sponsor and player. Born May 11, 1934 in Stanford, Texas. Has lived in Waco, Texas since 1941. Jack passed away on September 22, 2023.
He dedicated many years to Amateur Softball Association all for the love of the sport. He was a former player and sponsor for many years with the Aaron family spending their summers at softball tournaments.
He was former president of the Texas ASA from 1978-1986. Jack served five consecutive terms as Texas Region vice president to the ASA, was commissioner of Texas ASA in 1986, and became executive director of the Texas ASA in 1997.
He served as President of ASA from 1993-1994. He was first at-large player-rep ever elected to that position. He was the first player-rep to become a member of the ASA Executive Board.
In 1995, Jack received Meritorious Service award and was inducted in the ASA Hall of Fame.
He had great memories of attending 1996 Atlanta Olympics for first ever women’s fast-pitch softball games, throwing out honorary first pitch at a game, and watching USA women softball team win the first Olympic gold medal. His involvement in the ASA led to many friendships and travels across America, and other travels including Canada, New Foundland, and Taiwan.