Who Am I?

Plano, Springtown, Ft. Worth native who still believes that Matt Dillon is the greatest role model of all time. Former UPI Photographer and Vietnam War Army Officer John Gore got me into a broadcast booth back in 1988 for a Winnsboro football game and here I am. I have been unbelievably blessed with broadcasting high school sports from 1A to 6A since then and that include 5 state championships and numerous trips to basketball and baseball state tournaments.

As a former athlete and lifelong lover of competitive sports, I call the game as I experience it. My style of broadcast has been described as unbiased, enthusiastic, and comes to you from a fans perspective. Along with over 25 years calling high school sports all over Northeast Texas, I have been honored to be “on the call” of the Men’s and Women’s UT Tyler Basketball Program for 12 years via the UT Tyler Sports Network.

In December of 2022, I will begin my 37th year in radio/broadcasting. I am nurtured through this life by my wife of 19 years Margie and our 7 “syrup soppers” Stephen, D’Ann, Jon Jon, Josh and Jamie Beck, Jason Ashby and Kimseun Ames. All of who are beautiful spirits of their own with compassionate hearts and a will to be great. Among those I highly respect, listen to, and study to refine and improve my craft are Craig Way, Bill Coates, Mike Capps, and Eric Nadel.

Broadcast Partners

Bill Coates-KTBB/92.1FM The Team, Tyler Legacy/TJC Football & Basketball

Bryan Houston-Whitehouse/Longview Football

Manny Almanza-John Tyler/Tyler High/Kilgore College Football

 

Analyst Partners

Kevin Simon, Jason Pointer, Coach Doug Williams, Coach Alan Phillips, Coach Blake Cooper, Coach Alan Simmons, Jeff Casey, Coach Erin Bryant, Coach Mark Spann, and UT Great Edwin Simmons

I’ve known Kenny Smith for over 25 years as both a friend and colleague. He’s passionate, prepared and positive to every broadcast. Kenny has fun and he passes that along to the audience.

Bill Coates

40 year Veteran MLB, NBA, NCAA, NJCAA, HS Sportscaster