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Scott Buser
Softball, Fastpitch-Womens


    Scott Buser was a multi-sport star in high school and college before embarking on a lengthy career as a softball umpire. Born Dec. 16, 1951, in Everett, Scott was a three-sport star at Marysville High School. He earned all-conference recognition in football and baseball and also wrestled before graduating in 1970. He played baseball at Pacific Lutheran University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1974 and his master's in 1978.

    Scott coached Team Speed Club fastpitch from 1993-2001 and joined Western Washington Umpires Association in 2002. Since then, he's umpired in eight state tournaments - including four championship games - and received WOA/WIAA State Umpire of the Year honors in 2017 and Washington State Softball Official of the Year honors in 2012. He umpired NCAA Div. II and III and NAIA women's softball (GNAC, NWC, and CCC) games from 2008-18.

    During his officiating career, Scott has umpired six USA Softball National Championships, including the 18U championship game in 2018. He was also selected to umpire the Vancouver Men's International Championship Tournament in 2014. Beyond his officiating, Scott works as a Certified Financial Planner for Ameriprise Financial Services.