UVA hires new play-by-play announcer


UVA sports blogs are alive with the news of a new hire for play-by-play announcer. His name is Dave Koehn and he comes from the University of Vermont where he served as the “Voice of the Catamounts” since 2005. A 1999 graduate of Kansas, Koehn also worked on the airwaves with the football, basketball and baseball programs at Texas Lutheran University and Sam Houston State.

The position has been vacant since late April when longtime announcer Mac McDonald‘s resignation was announced. The Director of Broadcasting for the Virginia Sports Network since 1996 said he was leaving for the vague purpose of pursuing other interests.“It wasn’t the university’s choice,” McDonald told the Roanoke Times. “It was mine. I was the one who said, ‘Hey, this is a great time for me.’ I have been contacted and there are some really neat things in the works but I can’t really say because it affects other people.”