Former USA Softball State Commissioner for Mississippi Elton Thomas Colvin Colvin passed away on December 4, 2021.

USA Softball of Mississippi announced the passing of E.T. Colvin. Colvin was State Commissioner for over thirty years when he retired in October. He was a two-time USA Softball National President and Softball Hall-of-Fame Member. 

The European Softball community mourns his loss. Softball Europe President Gabriel Waage commented on E.T. Colvin's passing: “E.T. Colvin was a great man with an outstanding sense of humor. E.T. helped European countries by connecting them with the USA Softball States and tried to build Europe into a strong community. His enthusiasm for softball was amazing and something we will remember.".

Softball Europe Secretary General Ami Baran reflected on the tragic event: "sadly we bid farewell to yet another one of Softball's icons. ET Colvin always was at the front of the fight to help, develop, and mainly to be a friend. The loss is not only for USA Softball but to all those who care for Softball around the World. His smile, his quick answers to all problems will be missed but never forgotten, and I am sure many will always use ET's pearls of wisdom when in need." 

Softball Europe is close to E.T. Colvin's family in this tragic moment.