Tom Athens was born and raised in St Joseph, Missouri. He played four years of high school baseball at Central High School and one year of college baseball at Missouri Western State College. In 1970 he joined the Missouri Air National Guard where he spent 20 years as a full time air technician in the inventory management career field. In 1977 Tom managed and played for the Missouri Air National Guard team that won the Air National Guard National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1990 during Operation Desert Storm, Tom transferred to the Texas Air National Guard in Dallas where he spent 13 years as the Material Management Supervisor, Stock Fund Manager, and Warehouse Supervisor before retiring in 2003 after 33 years in the military. In April of 2004, he took a position with the Texas Department of Transportation as a purchasing agent for the State of Texas until retiring in 2012. After retiring from TXDOT, Tom started playing for the White Settlement Greys “B” League Team. In 2013 besides playing he also became their coach. Currently living in Fort Worth, where besides softball that he has enjoyed for over 40 years, Tom enjoys watching and going to local sporting events, traveling in his motorhome, or even getting in a little fishing when he can.
Jim Gibbons was born in Durham, North Carolina, moved to Tyler, Tx. Graduated from Stephen F. Austin and entered the Navy. Spent 4 years on active duty and then entered the active reserves. Retired 21 years later from the Air National Guard. Finished up several other degrees while working for the Naval Air Station, Dallas, Tx. Served as the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer for the Dallas Naval Air Station. in 1994 Jim transferred to the Naval Air Station Fort Worth’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer’s position, where he retired in January 2015. Jim has been an adjunct professor for over 30 years for Northwood University, teaching various management classes. He plans on instructing for a few more years. Jim played softball in the service and continues to play a sport that he loves. Married for 47 years, with one son and several beautiful grandchildren.
Steve Johnson was born in Brush CO and moved to Grand Junction soon after. Loved playing all sports as a kid, then moved to Long Island where he finished Jr. and Sr. HS. He played Varsity soccer, basketball and baseball at Port Washington HS, and Varsity soccer and baseball for 4 years at Denison Univ. in OH. Upon graduation, Steve moved to Dover USAF as a 2nd Lt. in the final years of Vietnam. Once Vietnam wound down, Steve moved to Bowling Green OH and attended BGSU earning a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Steve moved from OH for a consulting job in Grosse Pointe MI. After 5 years, Steve moved to Carrolton TX to work for a Dallas based consulting firm. In 1989, Steve’s new opportunity was with JCPenney at the new Plano Home Office. At that time, Steve moved to Frisco where he started his family and community involvement. Steve has two children and two grandchildren. Steve started coaching his kids in soccer, basketball and baseball, and volunteered as board member with Frisco Soccer Association. Steve served the board for 20 years including two times as President. Now retired, Steve keeps active playing day ball with the Farmers Branch Codgers, as well as tournament softball. Steve lives in Frisco with his partner, Linda, where they enjoy traveling, golf and pickleball together.
Steve Corder was born in Denton, Texas and grew up in Garland, Texas. After graduating from South Garland High School in 1977, he attended Dallas Baptist University where he received a B.S. Degree in Geology. Steve joined the Dallas Fire Department in 1983 and is currently serving in his 39 th year as a career firefighter. Captain Corder works every third day (A-Shift) as the officer-in-charge of Station 11, in Uptown. He manages a crew of nine seasoned firefighters and three front-line Fire/EMS units. Steve has been playing competitive men’s softball since age 16 and currently is a player/manager for the Dallas Flames of the 55+ Division. Steve lives in Allen, Texas with his wife of 31 years, Mary.
Mike McGlothin was born in Monroe, La.and raised in the Louisiana culture, enjoying the outdoors, playing all sports and attending LSU. After graduating with a degree in Business, he moved to Texas where, after serving in management positions with others, he began his own development/building firm and has been a member of the AGC and the NAHB, including serving on the board of directors as a founding member of the Dallas division of the National Assoc. of Homebuilders. After retiring, Mike moved to his second home in Breckenridge, CO and served as an advisor and participant for Habitat for Humanity for several years before returning to Texas. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren. After playing in softball leagues most of my adult life, I feel blessed to have found MSCSA and for all the friends I have developed during this time. Mike and his wife, Cathy, currently reside in Highland Village where he plays for the Lewisville Bandits.