Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Florida Citrus Sports names new PA Announcer for Bowl games

Congratulations to Michael Caldwell who was selected as Florida Citrus Sports’ new PA announcer. Caldwell, 47, replaces retired announcer and 30-year veteran Bob Matheison and will make his debut at the Champs Sports Bowl, Dec. 29.

Caldwell, a former high school coach and teacher in South Carolina, beat out four other finalists including UCF announcer Erik Kohler, Brighthouse sports anchor David Baumann, voiceover artist Jeff Michaels and high school announcer Brian Dampier.

He was picked by a panelists of judges including Orlando Sentinel columnists George Diaz and yours truly (Shannon J. Owens), WFTV Channel 9. anchor Bob Opsahl, and Florida Citrus Sports executive committee members Michael Champagne, Larry Ruffin and Pat Bishop.
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