David Emerling pitched for the United States Naval Academy in the mid-70's. But since then, he's found his true calling in baseball. He's been umpiring for nearly a decade, mostly in the St. Louis and Memphis areas. Currently, his primary focus is on umpire instruction and participation on the Rules Committee for the local organizations. He has called games all the way from fastpitch softball up to college baseball, but most of his experience is at the high school varsity level. Email David at email@example.com.