GLIAC Supervisor of Baseball Umpires - Rich Fetchiet
Fetchiet became the GLIAC Supervisor of Baseball Umpires
in 2009, though he he has been serving as GLIAC Coordinator of
Baseball Umpires since 2002. He has over thirty years of
collegiate, national and international umpiring and umpire-related
Rich is currently Coordinator of Baseball Umpires for the Big 12 Conference, Conference-USA, Big Ten Conference, Big East Conference, Mid-American Conference, Horizon League, Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He is Supervisor of the 500+ member Collegiate Baseball Umpires Alliance.
Rich serves on the NCAA National Umpire Program Advisory Committee and the NCAA Baseball Rules Editorial Committee. Rich has served as the Baseball Secretary-Rules Editor for the NCAA and Chair of the ABCA Rules Committee. He is active in numerous officiating organizations and is a teacher and instructor at umpire camps and clinics across the country.
Fetchiet retired from active umpiring after the 2000 season. Prior to that he umpired numerous Division I conference tournaments and made three College World Series appearances, including serving as the plate umpire for the 1999 national championship game. Included among Rich’s international tournaments are the Pan Am Games, World Cup Qualifyer, Intercontinental Cup, World Championships and the Olympic Games. In 1997 the International Baseball Association named him Umpire of the Year.
Fetchiet is a higher education administrator at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Rich and his wife, Kay, and two children currently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.