Friday, October 28, 2011

Vanderbilt changes public address announcer in midseason

Steve Willard has been hired as the home public address announcer for Vanderbilt football and men’s basketball games, effective immediately. Willard, who has called baseball games for years, will be working Saturday’s football game with Arkansas.

He replaces Chip Hoback, who had handled P.A. duties for football and men’s basketball for nine seasons.

“Chip has done an admirable job for us,” Vanderbilt director of sales and marketing Steve Walsh said. “This was an opportunity for us to standardize across our sports.”


Anonymous said...

I don't like the new basketball announcer. His voice is annoying.

Anonymous said...

Willard is a solid PA man. I've heard his work at Vandy baseball as well as Austin Peay FB and BB. Big upgrade.