Shawn Lehigh

Class of 2010
Umpired for 22 years at the Professional, College, Military, High School and youth levels
Served El Paso as an umpire from 1979 to 2000
Started umpiring baseball while serving in the United States Army at Ft. Bliss
Umpired all levels of baseball in the various youth leagues and city championships from Boys Baseball of El Paso to Sandy Koufax to Babe Ruth and Connie Mack divisions
Umpired games at Ft. Bliss from 1979 to 1990
Worked at every classification for Texas High School University Interscholastic League play from 3A to 5A
His competence and calm demeanor drew the attention of playoff bound teams and coaches from the El Paso region
Consistent and frequent selection to umpire post season games
Umpired in Bi-District, Area and Regional High School Playoff Games
Selected to Umpire at Texas UIL State Championship Tournament for 3 consecutive years starting in 1990 – 1993
Umpired for Western Athletic Conference and Big West Conference from 1981 to 1998
Umpired for Western Junior College Athletic Conference from 1981 to 1998
Selected to call games in the Big West Championship from 1989 to 1995
Umpired in Texas League from 1983 – 1995
Selected as Plate Umpire for Milwaukee Brewers vs. EP Diablos exhibition games in 1988 and 1991
Served as Sports Director and General Manager for Champions Sportsplex for 16 years from 1986 to 2001
Instrumental in creating new adult and youth baseball programs
At its peak in 2000, 165 teams were playing baseball in various age groups at the Sportsplex
Developed and mentored many umpires for El Paso area baseball and softball
Current NCAA basketball official who has been selected to work championship tournament play
Credited with elevating El Paso Youth Baseball to prominence at National level during his tenure