Daniel O'Barsky - Volleyball, Softball, Bowling
Year Inducted: 2013
Whether it was playing, coaching or officiating volleyball, Daniel O’Barsky gave it his all.
O’Barsky’s playing career began in 1975 when he participated in the YMCA Tuesday Night Men’s League. Over a 25-year stretch, his teams won league championships all but two years. He also won championships in a Sarnia Men’s League.
On the national level, O’Barsky was a member of teams in the following divisions - 35-, 40-, 45- and 50-and-over. His Twin Acres squad captured the USA Class B Men’s National championship in 1997. The same year, the squad was the runner-up in the United States Volleyball Association Men’s BB national in Indianapolis.
O’Barsky found time to officiate volleyball matches at the high school and collegiate level. He was a registered Michigan High School Athletic Association official for more than 20 years.
The talented player passed his knowledge on to Amateur Athletics Union players as he coached in the Blue Water Volleyball Club. He was in charge of the 14-and-under team.
Besides volleyball, O’Barsky was an outstanding softball player and bowler. He was a member of numerous Port Huron Competitive Sports Association softball league championships.
O’Barsky won Men’s and Mixed league titles in bowling over the years.
Following his softball playing days, O’Barsky took up umpiring and worked games in the PHCSA.