Leadership Team


John Porter

Executive Director & Commissioner

John has forged a remarkable career, highlighted by his passion for teaching all things related to umpiring. Known throughout the country for his modern and cutting edge umpire training program, he is directly involved in our constantly evolving clinic curriculum.

John is a graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. John was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after six years of service, including one tour of duty in combat.

John is the Commissioner of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Umpires and Supervisor of Umpires for the Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Capital Athletic Conference, and numerous Junior College, Summer Collegiate, and High School districts across Virginia, Maryland, and DC metro areas.

Tom Honec

Director, Assistant Commissioner

Tom's passion for umpiring began with Brentsville District Youth Baseball in 1995. Professionally, Honec umpired in the International, Eastern, California, Midwest, Appalachian, and Gulf Coast Leagues. He also worked in the Dominican Winter League, Hawaii Winter Baseball and also earned an invitation to Major League Baseball's Arizona Fall League.

Tom has umpired collegiate baseball on the conference staff of the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Conference USA, Colonial, Atlantic 10, and Old Dominion Athletic Conference including selections to the NJCAA Region XX Championship, the Colonial championships, Division I Regionals and an alternate selection to Division I Super Regionals in 2019.

Outside of umpiring, Tom has worked as an Information Technology consultant and in Managed Network Operations for over sixteen years including time at Harris Corporation and Rosetta Stone. Honec received his bachelor's degree in integrated science and technology and his master's in business administration from James Madison University.

Assigning & Admin Staff


Director, Administration

Admin Operations

New Official Coordinator

Admin Operations, Maryland

Instructional Staff


Chief of Instruction

A MAC Florida Camp 2005 graduate, Chris began his professional career the following year, graduating from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2006. Currently on the Triple-A International League staff, Chris also works in major league baseball as a call-up umpire.

Instructor

Brian began his professional career in 2009 umpiring in the Gulf Coast League. Over the next six years, he umpired in the New York-Penn, South Atlantic, Florida State, Eastern, and International Leagues. Additionally, he umpired in the Dominican Winter League and served as Head Crew Chief, Arizona Instructional League.

Instructor & Media Director

A student of the game, Jim has engendered respect throughout the country as a plate umpire clinician. Jim began instructing for Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Officials in 2009, an organization for whom he continues to be a valuable instructor staff member.

Instructor

Graduated from the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire school in 2012 and started Professionally in the Arizona league. Erich has also spent time in the New York-Penn, South Atlantic, Colombian Winter League, Carolina League, and Eastern League.

Instructor

Since 2011, Ryan has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, South Atlantic League, California League, Carolina League, Texas League, and currently works Double-A in the Eastern League. He has also been assigned to the Florida Instructional League and the Arizona Instructional League.

Instructor

Craig brings a wealth of experience to the instructional staff serving over 20 years in Division I on the conference staffs of the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Colonial, Big South, and Atlantic 10. Craig has been selected to the Colonial, Atlantic 10, and Division I Regional Championships.

Instructor

After graduating from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2010, Dan began his career the following year in the New York-Penn League. In subsequent years, he advanced through the following leagues: South Atlantic (2012), Carolina (2013), Eastern (2013-2015), Arizona Instructional (2013), and Dominican Winter (2015).

Instructor

A 2013 graduate from the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy, Brennan spent 2013, his first season in pro ball, in the New York-Penn League and Florida Instructional League. He has subsequently advanced to the Florida state League (2014), Arizona Instructional League (2014), and Southern league (2015).

Instructor

Umpiring NCAA baseball since 1992, Greg has previously been on tournament staffs in the Colonial Athletic Association and Atlantic-10. He currently is on staff in the Colonial Athletic Association, Atlantic-10, Patriot League, and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Instructor, Associate Assignor

After graduating from Umpire School in 2011, Randy has since worked in the Professional Gulf Coast, Appalachian, South Atlantic, Carolina, Eastern League, and Triple-A International Leagues. He has umpired with Mid-Atlantic Collegiate since 2008, and currently serves as an Associate Assignor for Mid-Atlantic Officials.

Instructor

After graduating from Umpire School in 2011, Randy has since worked in the Professional Gulf Coast, Appalachian, Midwest, Florida State League, Eastern, and Triple-A International Leagues.

Instructor

Reid is a 2012 graduate of the MiLB Umpire Training Academy and a current MiLB umpire. He has worked in the Gulf Coast League (2013), Appalachian League (2014), South Atlantic League (2015), Florida State League (2016/2017), and Arizona Instructional League (2017).

UCU Staff


UCU Team

After beginning his NCAA career in 1996, Chris graduated from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Instead of focusing on a potential professional umpire career, he instead chose to continue in NCAA baseball.

UCU Team

While still a student at Boston College, he became the youngest college baseball umpire in the country and subsequently graduated with honors from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. In 2007, Alex co-founded the New Jersey Sports Assigning Bureau (NJSAB), the largest sports assigning organization in the state.

UCU Team

Umpiring NCAA baseball since 2005, Dan is currently on staff in the America East Conference, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Northeast Conference. In 2016 Dan was on the Ivy League Championship crew.