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Tri-State Elite Umpires Association​​

John Gallante

Phone: 856-994-4400


E-mail: [email protected]

John Gallante became the President and Assignor for the Tri-State Elite Umpires Association in January 2012 at only 22 years old. At the time, the TSEUA was a 12 man umpiring crew with a 500 game assignment total. In the years since John has presided over the massive and consistent growth of the organization to its current totals. With over 300 active certified umpires and over 40,000 game assignments in 2018, the TSEUA has grown into one of the largest umpiring organizations in the United States. In 2014 John was accepted into the Chesapeake Basin Umpires Association to begin his journey in NCAA baseball.  After just two seasons in college baseball, John was selected for a Division III Atlantic East playoff series. In November 2018, John was named Perfect Game's Umpiring Director for the Northeastern United States.

Kurt Weidner

Phone: 609-703-1141

Mechanics Instructor
​Emergency Assignor

E-mail: [email protected]

Kurt Weidner joined the TSEUA in 2012 and has risen through the ranks quickly. His passion for umpiring has driven him to many milestones.  Kurt became the cadet and mechanics instructor in 2015, helping eight members advance to NCAA umpiring. He has also been a member of the disciplinary board for 3 years. He was selected as the SJMSBL Umpire of the Year in 2016. Kurt has umpired six NJSIAA state playoff games and two NJSIAA Group finals. He is one of the umpires of choice for Perfect Game Finals and was accepted into NCAA baseball in 2018.​

Jerry Wilgus

Phone: 856-506-7634

Mechanics Instructor
​Baseball/Softball Rules Interpreter

E-mail: [email protected]

Jerry Wilgus became a Mechanics Instructor for TSEAU in 2016 and Rules Interpreter for both baseball and softball in 2018.  A 15-year veteran umpire at many levels of baseball, Jerry has been selected to NCAA Division III Conference Tournaments on numerous occasions. Jerry is a playoff-selected high school umpire annually, including New Jersey Semifinal and Finals games, and is widely regarded as one of the finest baseball umpires in the region. Jerry previously served as President and Mechanics Instructor for Tri-County Umpires Association, a NJSIAA Chapter based in Cumberland County, and currently serves as Umpire Coordinator for the annual Bridgeton Invitational Tournament.

Rich Glazer

Phone: 609-220-3012

Uniform Compliance Officer

E-mail: [email protected]

Twenty-one-year veteran Umpire Rich Glazer wears two extra hats for the organization. He is a member of the 6-man Disciplinary Board and also serves as the Uniform Compliance Officer for the association. His careers as a Wall Street broker, an Army Officer and as a long-time Sports Agent have served him very well in these positions. Rich has been selected to Umpire numerous Men's All-Star games, which were played at Frawley Stadium, Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, in Delaware. For the year 2017, Rich was selected by the South Jersey Senior Men's Baseball League as their "Umpire of the Year."

Disciplinary Board

1. Don Crowe
2. Kurt Weidner
3. Mark Rowan
4. Marcos Sanchez
5. Richard Glazer
6. Jerry Wilgus

Website Administrator

Nicholas Jaconetta 
E-Mail: [email protected]