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Jon Ericson

2005 – Present

Jon, also known as “Little Jon,” has played in the ECSA for 16 seasons and has worked behind the scenes of the Emerald City Softball Association as either a team manager, assistant coach or ECSA board member for the past 14 seasons. He joined the ECSA board seven years ago as the league Secretary, served as an Assistant Commissioner and Director of Competition and is currently our league Commissioner. He may be known as “Little Jon”, but he has shown a “giant” heart for his dedication, patience and contributions to the growth and success of the ESCA. Jon clearly exemplifies the qualities of an ECSA Hall of Fame member.

Emerald City Softball Association – Giving back to the league

Jon has served on the ECSA board for eight consecutive seasons and has worked on many subcommittees to make the league more fun, fair and a safe place to play for our members!

ECSA Executive Board

  • 2020-2021           Commissioner
  • 2019                     Director of Competition
  • 2015-2018           D Division Assistant Commissioner
  • 2013-2014           Secretary

NAGAAA National Meetings

  • 2016-2020           ECSA Board Member Representative

Emerald City Classic (ECC)

  • 2018-2019           Field Director

Skills Clinics

  • Worked on and volunteered for multiple ECSA Skills clinics (Field Days) that help new and returning players find teams in our organization.

Emerald City Softball Association – A History of Success and Hard Work

Jon has managed or coached for 14 seasons and also played on some very successful World Series teams that finished in the top 10, including the Inferno, the first place D Division World Series Champs in 2012!

ECSA History

  • 2020                     Sockeyes             Manager/Player
  • 2019                     Sockeyes             Asst Coach/Player
  • 2018                     Atomic                 Asst Coach/Player
  • 2017                     Atomic                 Asst Manager/Player
  • 2007-2016           Rockets               Manager/Player
  • 2005-2006           Throttle               Player   

World Series Teams

  • 2019                     Kansas City                        Sockeyes             7th Place
  • 2016                     Austin                                  Atomic                 6th Place
  • 2015                     Columbus                           Atomic                
  • 2014                     Washington DC                 Buzz                     
  • 2013                     Dallas                                  Xtreme 
  • 2012                     Minnesota                          Inferno                 1st Place – WS Champs!


  • Jon has represented Seattle in many tournaments, including the Autumn Classic (San Diego), Emerald City Classic (Seattle), Las Vegas Classic (Las Vegas), North Star Classic (Minnesota), Pacific Cup (Vancouver BC), Palm Springs Winter Classic (Palm Springs), Palm Springs Turkey Shootout (Palm Springs) and Portland Cup (Portland).

Emerald City Softball Association – Hall of Fame Worthy

The Emerald City Softball Association has been Jon’s life blood for 16 years. He has compiled a resume’ of success on the field as a player, manager and coach. His softball accomplishments include an ECSA regular season championship, multiple top ten finishes at the NAGAAA World Series and a World Series national championship. He has served eight consecutive seasons as a valued board member and is currently our ECSA Commissioner. Jon is always willing to give his time to the ECSA, mentor players on sportsmanship, teach players new skills and create a welcoming and supportive softball league for the LGBTQ community and our allies.

In closing, Jon is the embodiment of Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship and Acceptance.  Awarding him an induction to the HOF is truly a well-deserved honor.