The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA) has named Glen Waddle, Ole Miss’ P.A. announcer, as its 2010-2011 NCAA P.A. Announcer of the Year. The NASPAA P.A. Announcer of the Year Awards Program provides an opportunity for high school, junior college, NAIA and NCAA P.A. announcers to be recognized.
Waddle has been announcing for 30 years at the high school, junior college, NAIA and NCAA ranks in addition to announcing baseball and hockey at the professional level. He has announced more that 11 sports in his illustrious career.
For Ole Miss, he announces football and baseball and fills in for volleyball, basketball and tennis. His NCAA announcing resume includes five NCAA Regional and Super Regional Baseball Tournaments and two NCAA Division 3 Regional Basketball Games.
For the past 15 years, he has announced the Mississippi High School Basketball and Baseball State Championships, and has been Mississippi College’s P.A. basketball P.A. announcer for 17 years.
He has also announced two American Southwest Conference Basketball Championships, and the Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament. Since 1982, Waddle has been the P.A. announcer for the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Football and Basketball Games.
Always a professional
“Glen is the consummate professional when it comes to public address announcing,” said Bill Bunting, Associate Media Relations Director at Ole Miss. “His passion and enthusiasm for the profession, along with his calm, professional demeanor behind the microphone stands out. We are delighted that he is receiving this award. He is most deserving.”
“Glen has distinguished himself by the quality of his announcing and his professionalism,” commented Brad Rumble, NASPAA Executive Director. “He has a keen appreciation of the P.A. announcer’s role and the significance of the position in helping conduct and administer events. He truly represents the best in P.A. announcing.”
The NASPAA is a professional association for sports public address announcers with a mission to raise the level of professionalism of announcing.
The awards program is sponsored by Clell Wade Coaches Directory and Balfour. (June 2, 2011, Page 4B)