Steve Shackett

Slowpitch Softball (coach)

Steve played for and managed one of the most recognized church slowpitch softball teams in the country for many years. From 1968-1997, he led the Peoples Church / Worth team to 1,368 wins and two Church USSSA World "A" Championships.

Steve was born September 8, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from Puyallup High in 1967 and the University of Puget Sound in 1971.

In 1993, he was the first manager inducted into the Washington state USSSA Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was included in the National USSSA Hall of Fame. Steve was selected the USSSA Church "A" All-World Tournament team manager three times. He was selected the number two manager another four times.

Steve, whose quickness earned him the nickname "Scooter," was a player/manager for the first decade of Peoples' existence. He mostly played left-center field. As more and more quality players joined Peoples over the years, Steve determined the team was better off with him managing full time.

Much more about Steve's managerial success can be found in the section honoring the entire Peoples Church team.