Dave Cowan began his softball career in 1987 as a player/sponsor in Central Illinois. He sponsored 1 team comprised of himself, some friends, and a few employees of his small pizza restaurant.
From 1988 to 1999, Dave’s passion for the game grew, as did his business and sponsorships. Realizing that young players are the foundation of softball, he began to sponsor mens teams made up of young players, 35 and over, and a competitive tournament team.
From 2000 to present, Dave sponsors the above mentioned teams along with a mens 40 and over team. In addition to softball, he is also involved in his local community with sponsorship of youth football, baseball, and girls fast pitch teams.
These teams over the years have had numerous top 5 finishes and above in the State, National, and World tournaments. These include 9 State championships, 2 NIT championships, and 4 top 4 and above World tournament finishes, which include 2004 and 2007 ISA Illinois 40 and over State championships, 2010 ISA D Illinois State champions, and 2010 ISA Illinois Open Fall State Champions.
Dave’s teams are well known and respected in Illinois and throughout the mid-west and Dave has always insisted that his players and teams play hard but fair, with class and respect for all opponents, umpires, and above all the game itself.
In 2000 Dave was instrumental in ISA coming to Illinois. He fully got behind the program by committing all of his teams to exclusively play ISA that season, including sending a 35 and over team to the World tournament.
|05-03: 10th Annual Sunshine Shootout/Super NIT|
Winter Haven, FL - Auburndale Sportsplex map
adult / Slowpitch / Men Bronze, Men Gold, Men Silver
|05-03: National Invitational|
Princeton Junction, NJ - Mercer County Park map
adult / Slowpitch /
|05-10: Super NIT - Silver|
Bartonville, IL - Alpha Park map
adult / Slowpitch / 18U
|05-16: NC/SC Super NIT - Bronze|
Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach former AFB Fields map
adult / Slowpitch / 10U
2014-04-05 Spring National- Bronze
2014-04-05 Spring National-Silver
2014-03-08 ISA Winter Nationals - 50 Major Plus
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