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Cathy Creighton Named Coordinator of IGHSAU Softball Officials
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Cathy Creighton Named IGHSAU Softball Coordinator of Officials

     The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced that it has named Cathy Creighton as its Coordinator of Officials for softball. 

   "Cathy brings instant credibility to this new position," said IGHSAU Executive Director Jean Berger. "In addition to being one of the most respected high school softball officials in Iowa, Cathy's experience and knowledge in the sport will be a tremendous asset to Iowa high school softball officials." 

     Creighton will serve as the IGHSAU liaison for softball officials in Iowa. She will be responsible for the identification training, evaluation and selection of officials for the IGHSAU softball postseason series. In addition to assigning, Creighton will work with official organizations, conference and local assigning groups and will be the primary contact for NFHS rule interpretations. 

     "I am pleased to work with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union to recruit, train, evaluate and mentor softball umpires," said Creighton. "Softball is my avocation and I hope to pass along that passion to umpires and players alike."

     Creighton, a Davenport native, has been a high school and collegiate umpire for 29 years. She has or currently is an umpire for the Big 10, SEC, Summit, Big East, Mid-American and Missouri Valley Conferences and also many Division II, III and junior college conferences, including Iowa's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Some of her career highlights include working numerous college regionals and super regionals.  She has umpired in the NJCCA Softball College World Series Division II and III levels along with three NCAA Division III College World Series.

     Creighton has worked as a high school umpire in Iowa and Illinois and umpired in seven IGHSAU State Softball Tournaments. Creighton was named the Iowa Softball Umpire of the Year by the National Federation Officials Association in 2013 and is a member of the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association Umpire Hall of Fame. 

     Cathy resides in Urbandale with fiance Bernie Rangel.  She can be contacted via email at:

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