The title of sports director can refer to the director of a live sports broadcast. It can also refer to an individual at a television or radio station who is in charge of the sports department.
Allan "Al" McCann (January 9, 1930 – March 11, 2015), was a Canadian play-by-play sports announcer, who worked in Canadian football and ice hockey.His broadcasting career began in the late 1950s, holding the position of sports director at CJLH Television in Lethbridge, Alberta from 1959 to 1963. He then moved to Edmonton to work for CFRN radio and television, serving as sports director from 1963 until his retirement in the early 1990s.During his time at CFRN (branded as CTV Edmonton), McCann covered the 1980 and 1988 Winter Olympics, announcing the skiing events. He was CTV's host of its coverage of the 1976 Summer Olympics. He has also broadcast 28 Grey Cup matches as well as numerous Stanley Cup playoff series and curling briers.McCann was inducted into the Media Wing of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a reporter in 1993. He has also been recognized as a member of the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame, as well as by the City of Edmonton. He died on March 11, 2015, aged 85.Bob Irving (sportscaster)
Bob "Knuckles" Irving, (born 1950) is a Canadian sportscaster and the radio play-by-play voice for the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is also the former sports director for CJOB radio in Manitoba and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Irving began his radio career in the 1960s, working at a small radio station in Estevan. He moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1970 and then to Winnipeg in 1973 to join CJOB. A year later, he began calling Blue Bomber games for the station. During his career, Irving has also called several Grey Cup games on national radio. He also called CFL games nationally for the league-produced Canadian Football Network from 1987 to 1990.
Irving was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada section of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2013, the Blue Bombers named the new media room at Investors Group Field in his honour. In 2014, he was made a member of the Order of Manitoba.Bob Lamey
Bob Lamey (born December 23, 1938) is an American sportscaster, formerly the radio play-by-play announcer for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. Lamey had been "The Voice of the Colts" since the team moved to Indianapolis in 1984, except for the 1992, 1993, and 1994 seasons, until his retirement in 2018.Lamey has previously served as radio voice of the NBA's Indiana Pacers (1977–84) and two defunct hockey teams, the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA and the Indianapolis Checkers of the IHL. Lamey was affectionately known as "Hockey Bob" upon first arriving on the Indianapolis sports scene in the 1970s. Lamey is also a previous Sports Director of Indianapolis radio station WIBC and, from 1988 to 2000, worked as a turn reporter on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. He also provided play-by-play for the national telecast of the 100th Monon Bell Classic.
Prior to coming to Indianapolis, Lamey served for five years as the voice of the ABA's Carolina Cougars. He served as sports director of WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC, after the departure of Bill "Mouth of the South" Currie. Lamey also broadcast Charlotte Checkers (Eastern Hockey League) games from 1964 to 1968 on WSOC 930AM.Dean Blevins
Dean Blevins (born approximately 1955) is an American sportscaster. He is the Sports Director for KWTV, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He also is a co-host of an afternoon radio show on the Sports Animal called "The Total Dominance Hour" and he hosts the weekly Lincoln Riley Show.Derrin Horton
Derrin Horton is an American sportscaster based in Los Angeles, California.
Horton joined NFL Network at the start of the 2004 NFL season where he currently serves as an anchor, reporter and host. Horton provides in-depth interviews, post-game reports, and sideline reports for the Network. He also serves as the host and narrator for the Network's documentary series NFL Top 10.
Before working for NFL Network, Horton was a sportscaster for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. This was before the CBS Corporation duopoly started and KCAL and KCBS consolidated their on-air and production teams.
Horton has also been a play-by-play announcer and anchor for ESPN and Fox Sports Net. He is a native of Queens, New York.
Derrin was also on an episode of Spike TV's Pros VS. Joes, in which he lost in overtime to Sal Masekela. Derrin went to Syracuse University.
He is now Sports Director for KTLA to replace former sports director Damon Andrews.Detroit Lions Radio Network
The Detroit Lions Radio Network is a radio network that broadcasts all of the NFL's Detroit Lions games and related programming. All preseason, regular season, and postseason games are aired live throughout the network. WJR (760 AM) in Detroit is its flagship station. As a maximum power clear-channel station, WJR can be heard carrying Lions games from hundreds of miles away on clear nights. The announcers are WJBK (Fox 2) sports director Dan Miller with play-by-play and former Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown with color commentary. Network coverage begins one hour before game time and ends one hour after the game's conclusion.Gilbert Schaller
Gilbert Schaller (born 17 March 1969), is a former professional tennis player from Austria.
Schaller achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 17 in 1995. At the 1995 French Open, Schaller upset World No. 2 Pete Sampras in the first round in a five set match.
Schaller won one singles title (in Casablanca) and reached the quarterfinals of the 1996 Hamburg Masters and the 1995 Monte Carlo Masters. He participated in 7 Davis Cup ties for Austria from 1993 to 1997, posting a 3–6 record in singles. Schaller resided in Graz when a tour player. From 2007 to 2011, he was Captain of the Austrian Davis Cup-Team and sports director of the ÖTV. Schaller currently works as the sports director in the McCartney Group, Vienna, and as an ATP coach (Florin Mergea and Marin Draganja).John Arne Riise
John Arne Semundseth Riise (born 24 September 1980) is a Norwegian professional football official and a former player who played as a left back and a left midfielder. He is currently a sports director for Maltese club Birkirkara.
With 110 caps, he is the most capped player for the Norway national team. He was named in the Norway squad for UEFA Euro 2000 but did not play in the tournament. Riise scored 16 goals before his retirement from international duty in 2013. He spent seven years playing for Premier League side Liverpool, in which he won many honours, including the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, before moving to Roma in 2008.John Murphy (sportscaster)
John Murphy (born March 14, 1955) is an American sportscaster from Buffalo, New York. He is best known as the voice of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network and host of One Bills Live (formerly The John Murphy Show) on WGR and MSG Western New York. In addition to the Bills, he also served as commentator for the Buffalo Bisons, Canisius College Golden Griffins, Buffalo Bulls and Niagara University Purple Eagles in the 1980s.Jordi Cruyff
Johan Jordi Cruijff (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈjɔrdi krœyf], anglicised to Cruyff; born 9 February 1974) is a Dutch football coach and former player. Cruyff is the son of former player and manager Johan Cruyff.
Under his stewardship as Maccabi Tel Aviv's sports director, the club became a dominant force in Israeli football. The team won consecutive league titles from 2012–2015, as well as regularly qualifying for the Europa League and Champions League.
As a footballer, he played from 1992 through to 2010, including periods with Barcelona and Manchester United. He earned nine caps for the Netherlands national football team, playing at UEFA Euro 1996, and he won the Premier League title in 1997 while at United.Jordi played mainly as an attacking midfielder, although he could also perform as a second striker. In his later years, notably with Metalurh Donetsk, he also played as a centre back. After starting his career with Barcelona and playing for the Netherlands aged 22, Cruyff's career stalled while at Manchester United, as he appeared just 36 times in the league over four years largely because of injuries. His most successful period was arguably with Deportivo Alavés, which he led to the 2001 UEFA Cup Final. He also played for Celta Vigo, RCD Espanyol and finished his playing career with Valletta in the Maltese Premier League.KFRU
KFRU (1400 AM) is a radio station located in Columbia, Missouri, broadcasting with 1 kW of power. Its programming format consists primarily of news, talk and sports. The station is licensed to Cumulus Media.List of Cleveland Browns broadcasters
As of 2013, The Browns flagship radio stations are WKNR AM 850, WKRK-FM 92.3, and WNCX FM 98.5. Games are covered on-site by play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan and color commentator Doug Dieken, a former Browns offensive tackle.WEWS channel 5 is the preseason TV home of the Browns, with former ESPN sportscaster Jay Crawford (play by play), 1999 #1 overall draft pick Tim Couch (color commentary), and (now former) WEWS sports director/WKRK midday host Andy Baskin (pregame/halftime host; sideline reporter) comprising the broadcast team.Miedź Legnica
Miedź Legnica is a Polish football club based in Legnica, Poland. Miedź was founded in 1971.
As of the 2018/19 season, the club competes in the Ekstraklasa, the top tier of the Polish league system. Miedź secured promotion from I liga during the 2017/18 season. The club's manager is Dominik Nowak. The Sports Director is Marek Ubych. The Director of the Academy is Krzysztof Kądziołka.
In 2018, Miedź Legnica achieved promotion to the top flight for the first time in club's history.Pat Marsden
Patrick Francis Marsden (November 8, 1936 – April 27, 2006) was a Canadian sportscaster and voice of the Canadian Football League play-by-play coverage in the 1970s and 1980s. He also worked as host for the historic 1972 Canada-Soviet Union hockey Summit Series sports telecasts. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Marsden was born in Ottawa and attended St. Patrick's High School and the University of Ottawa, where he started his sportscasting career at local station CKOY.
He later became sports director at CFTO in Toronto, and became immersed in all local and national sporting events. He even appeared as "John Marsden" in an episode of Bizarre (filmed at CFTO), in a Super Dave Osborne stunt at Toronto's CN Tower.
Fired in 1986 after a physical altercation with his boss Ted Stuebing, Marsden then was hired by his CTV football broadcasting partner Bill Stephenson at CFRB, went to TSN, and later surfaced at The Fan 590. After helping to rebuild and essentially help create the image for The Fan 590, he retired in 2004.
Marsden spent most of his time in Florida due to what he felt was the socialization of Canadian society, but he continued to maintain a home in Toronto.
He returned in 1996 to live in Toronto with his family joining him and died of lung cancer on April 27, 2006, aged 69, at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre.Phoenix Baia Mare
Phoenix Baia Mare was a football club based in Baia Mare, Romania. It was founded in 1932 and dissolved in 2000.
The club of the Chemical Factory from Baia Mare, was founded in 1932 and the first leaders were: Petru Wider (Chairman), Şt. Vadász (Sports Director) and Al. Cireşa (General Secretary).Roger Hammond (cyclist)
Roger Hammond (born 30 January 1974) is an English retired bicycle racer, specialising in cyclo-cross and road cycling. Hammond grew up in Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire and attended Dr Challoner's Grammar School as a teenager. While still at school he won the 1992 world junior cyclo-cross championship in Leeds, but elected to concentrate on his university studies before pursuing a cycling career. He was the British road champion in 2003 and 2004. He rode for Discovery Channel in 2005-2006, for Team High Road in 2007–2008, for Cervélo TestTeam in 2009–2010, and Garmin–Cervélo in 2011.Hammond rode for the Great Britain team in the 2005 and 2006 Tour of Britain.
In July 2012 Roger Hammond was announced as the Team Manager of the newly formed Madison-Genesis team. In November 2015 he announced that he would join Team Dimension Data as a sports director for the 2016 season, combining the position with his Madison-Genesis role.Hammond has also worked as a pundit for ITV4, providing analysis of the Vuelta a España.Vince Welch
Vincent "Vince" Welch (born August 4, 1964) is an American radio and television personality who is currently employed by Fox Sports. He is the primary lap-by-lap announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FS1.
From 1998 to March 2007, he was the sports program director at WIBC in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that job, he worked as a sports reporter at WISH-TV and as sports director for WNDY, both in Indianapolis. In the late 1980s Welch was a sports personality at WKBV Radio in Richmond, Indiana. Welch formerly worked as a pit reporter for ABC Sports and ESPN during broadcasts of the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis 500 as well as occasional stints on ESPN2's coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and was pit reporter for ABC/ESPN for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts. He was also a college football sideline reporter for ESPN/ABC. Welch also is the television voice of the Ball State Cardinals and a Ball State University graduate. After ESPN lost the rights to NASCAR coverage at the end of the 2014 season, Welch moved to Fox Sports, where he is assigned to various NASCAR and college basketball commitments, primarily NASCAR pit reporter duties.WHBT (AM)
WHBT (1410 AM) is an American gospel music station broadcasting in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is licensed to and serves the Tallahassee, Florida area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located in the westside of Tallahassee and its transmitter is based due north of downtown near I-10.
Prior to September 3, 2008, it was a sports/talk radio station known as ESPN 1410 The Fan. It has aired programs from ESPN Radio and its own studios such as Mike and Mike in the Morning, Colin Cowheard, then WHBT Sports Director Ron Vitrano's "Fan Forum". Other programs that aired were Vitrano, and ESPN's Mike Tirico. WHBT was the current home of the University of Miami Hurricanes and Miami Dolphins Football Radio Broadcasts in Tallahassee.
On September 3, 2008 radio station WHBT abandoned all sports programming in favor of its current Gospel format. Current Program Director Darius "Doc D" Baker has added many additions to the station including Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell in the morning, Morgan Dukes in the mid-day and Doc D & Miss Monique which is a highly rated live show that airs weekdays from 3pm-6pm. Ratings for the station have increased tremendously since its change in format. Revenue has tripled
Due to its popularity and success, Heaven 1410AM now transmits on 98.3 FM also, making it the first 24-hour FM gospel station in the market!Žarko Čabarkapa
Žarko Čabarkapa (Serbian Cyrillic: Жарко Чабаркапа; pronounced [ʒǎːrkɔ̝ tʃabǎrkapa]; born May 21, 1981) is a Montenegrin professional basketball executive and former player. He played at the power forward position. He is the current sports director of the ABA League.