Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Voice of Marist High School Has a Passion for Teaching, Announcing Games

MOUNT GREENWOOD — For the past 35 years, Randy Coe has been the voice of Marist High School.

When he came to the Far Southwest Side Catholic school in 1979 to teach history, Coe noticed there was no regular public address announcer for Redskins football games.

"I was just a fresh new teacher, and I thought, 'What the heck?'" Coe said.

Coe hasn't missed serving as the PA announcer for now-RedHawks football home games since. After adding boys basketball announcing duties in 1982, he hadn't skipped a game until December, when he accidentally booked a Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults event on the same night as one of Marist's RedHawk Holiday Invitational games.

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