RESUME

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept. 2015-Present

Georgia Southern University, Director of Broadcasting/Radio Play-by-Play - Statesboro, GA
  • Serve as radio play-by-play announcer for Georgia Southern football, men's basketball and baseball.

April 2015-Sept. 2015

Bowling Green Hot Rods, Broadcast/Media Relations Manager - Bowling Green, KY
Midwest League, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Named 2015 Midwest League Broadcaster of the Year
  • Radio play-by-play for all 140 games on 1340 AM The Ticket for the Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Compiled daily game notes, stat packs & rosters
  • Wrote organizational news releases
  • Conducted player/coach interviews
  • Attended community events as team representative.

Oct. 2014-April 2015

Charleston Post & Courier, Sports Reporter - Charleston, SC
  • Covered The Citadel basketball, local high school football and write sports-related feature articles.

Sept. 2014-April 2015

Charleston Southern University, Public Address Announcer - Charleston, SC
  • Public address announcer for Buccaneer football, volleyball, men's & women's basketball, softball & baseball
  • Provided Play-by-Play for select webcasts

April 2014-April 2015

Charleston RiverDogs, Public Address Announcer - Charleston, SC
  • Public address announcer for the South Atlantic League, Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees

Aug. 2011-May 2014

Kirkman Broadcasting, Director of Broadcasting, The Citadel Sports Network - Charleston, SC
  • Served as radio play-by-announcer for The Citadel's football, men's basketball, and baseball teams.
  • Maintained a South Carolina statewide 13-station network for The Citadel's football broadcasts.
  • Produced each broadcast, hosted weekly radio & TV coaches shows, and conducted player & coach interviews.
  • Organized traffic logs, produced & recorded spots for flagship stations ESPN Radio 910 AM & SportsRadio 1450 AM.
  • Served as on-site broadcast engineer.
  • Generated over $450,000 in radio revenue from 2011 through 2014.

Dec. 2012-Present

ESPN, Play-by-Play Announcer
  • Men's college basketball play-by-announcer for select broadcasts on ESPN3.

Dec. 2010-Present

Learfield Sports, Radio Play-by-Play
  • Georgia Southern men's basketball
    Dec. 2014
  • Chattanooga women's basketball
    Dec. 2010

Oct. 2008-Aug. 2011

Charleston RiverDogs, Play-by-Play Announcer/Radio Sales Manager - Charleston, SC
South Atlantic League, Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees
  • Served as "Voice of the RiverDogs" during the 2009-2011 seasons.
  • Hosted weekly manager's radio show during the season.
  • Designed the RiverDogs Media Guide, gameday program, stat packs, game notes, lineups, & press releases.
  • Served as the team's chief media relations contact, handling national & local media requests.
  • Quoted in Rick Reilly's ESPN "Life of Reilly" column on RiverDogs switch-pitcher Pat Venditte in April 2009.
  • Created & coordinated radio spots & traffic logs with flagship station ESPN Radio 910 AM.
  • Wrote feature articles, season recaps, & game summaries for team publications & team website.
  • Generated over $130,000 in new radio, ticket & stadium revenue.

Aug. 2008-Aug. 2011

Kirkman Broadcasting, On-Air Talent/Production - Charleston, SC
  • Served as studio host, engineer & color announcer for The Citadel's football & men's basketball games.
  • Broadcasted four men's basketball games for The Citadel as play-by-play fill-in between 2008 & 2010.
  • Served as play-by-play voice of High School Football Game of the Week for ESPN Radio 910 AM (Aug.-Nov. 2008).
  • Produced, engineered & co-hosted various live local & syndicated network programming.

March 2008-Sept. 2008

Charleston RiverDogs, Assistant Director of Media Relations - Charleston, SC
  • Served as interim "Voice of the RiverDogs" & Media Relations Coordinator from Aug. 1 to Sept. 15.
  • Called 50 games of radio play-by-play action.
  • Produced, engineered & served as studio pre-game & post-game host for 90 games.
  • Prepared, designed & edited the 2008 Charleston RiverDogs Media Guide.
  • Researched, prepared, designed & edited the daily RiverDogs Game Notes, daily stat packs and lineups.
  • Maintained & updated the team's website.
  • Created player head shots for Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park video board.
  • Wrote press releases on player, team & organizational activities.
  • Conducted player & coach interviews.
  • Served as daily media relations contact.

June 2007-Sept. 2007

Hagerstown Suns Baseball Club, Intern - Hagerstown, MD
South Atlantic League, Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals
  • Served as Public Address announcer for home games.
  • Served as fill-in radio play-by-play & color broadcaster for select home games.
  • Wrote articles & updated player information & statistics for gameday roster inserts.
  • Made advertising cold calls to area businesses for sales, promotions & special events.

EDUCATION

Aug. 2003-May 2007 Waynesburg University Waynesburg, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication emphasizing Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information with a minor in Marketing.
  • GPA: 3.90, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List all eight semesters.
  • Member of honorary academic fraternities Xi Psi Epsilon & Lambda Pi Eta.

REFERENCES

Chris Blair
Director of Broadcasting/Radio Play-by-Play
LSU Sports Radio Network
(225) 726-3265
chrisblair@lsu.edu

Andy Demetra
Director of Broadcasting/Radio Play-by-Play
Georgia Tech/Yellow Jacket IMG Sports Network
(336) 306-6672
andy.demetra@imgworld.com

Dave Echols
President
Charleston RiverDogs
(843) 723-7241
dave@riverdogs.com

Lanny Frattare
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Waynesburg University
Former Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster
(724) 852-3427
lfrattar@waynesburg.edu

Andy Solomon
Development Officer for Athletics
The Citadel
(843) 953-6300
andy.solomon@citadel.edu