Imagine your childhood team breaks your heart by leaving your city. You think it’s over. Then, triumph. They return 22 years later. And not only do you get to watch your memories come to life again, but that very same team offers you a job as their PA announcer.
Although this sounds unreal, that story isn’t a hypothetical situation for Pepperdine’s Executive Vice Chancellor Sam Lagana.
Lagana received the job opportunity of a lifetime when he was approached to be the PA announcer for the Los Angeles Rams. Lagana, a native of West LA, said, because of his childhood obsession with the team, he jumped at the offer.
“I’m absolutely a Rams fan,” Lagana said. “I grew up going to games with my dad when I was a little guy — my dad passed away when I was 13 — and I remember going with my neighbor. I even have a Deacon Jones-autographed football. I also remember when the Rams left. Even to go to Anaheim!”
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