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Announcing Sr. Director of Softball & Baseball!

By Cynthia Willis, 06/16/21, 12:30PM CDT


The Elkhorn Athletic Association is delighted to announce Jon Small has accepted a
full-time position as the Sr. Director of Softball and Baseball.

Jon’s primary duties will be to oversee, coordinate and execute the operational and leadership functions including program development, community outreach, coach and player development, staff/coaches’ oversight and budget management. Ensuring players, parents and coaches have a positive experience within the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

Jon graduated from Wayne State College where he played baseball and majored in Elementary Education. After graduation, he taught middle school math in Blair, NE for 20 years and also coached a variety of high school sports, including varsity softball, varsity girls’ soccer, varsity baseball and JV girls basketball. Coach Small’s teams won five state championships, two in soccer and three in softball. During his high school coaching career, he was also a two-time recipient of the Nebraska Coaches Association Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Coach Small spent several years coaching youth basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball teams ranging from ages 5 to 14. He is married and has two children. We believe Jon’s various youth and collegiate sports experiences, along with his educational and leadership experiences will provide valuable contributions to EAA, our players, parents, and coaches in the coming years.

Bruce W. O’Neel, Executive Director

Elkhorn Athletic Association
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