Named to Public Address Post 7/15/03
Vanderbilt has named veteran Nashville announcer Chip Hoback
as its football and men’s basketball public address
announcer. He replaces Frank Crowell, who resigned in June
after 22 years with the Commodores.
Hoback brings a wealth of broadcast and announcing experience
to his new role. His credits include public address announcing
for the 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament 1st and 2nd
Round games, Nashville Kats Arena Football, Tennessee Valley
Vipers Arena Football, Georgia Force Arena Football (Atlanta),
Nashville Metros professional soccer and the Ohio Valley Conference
“We had a deep pool of over 30 candidates,” said
Owen Shull, Vanderbilt’s Assistant Athletic Director
for Marketing and Promotions. “We had some very attractive
candidates but in the end we were very impressed with Chip
Hoback’s wide variety of announcing experience and his
high profile in the Nashville sports scene. He will be an
asset to our program.”
Hoback has also done television play-by-play work for various
teams and conferences including Vanderbilt, SEC, ACC and the
OVC. Chip was also a sports anchor at WSMV TV, the radio play-by-play
announcer for Austin Peay and served as a news anchor for
TNN’s Road Test Magazine.
Hoback, an executive with Corporate Displays and Marketing,
is a native of Louisville and attended Murray State University.
While at Murray, Chip worked at local radio stations and was
the News Anchor of the MSU TV-11 News.
Chip has been involved with the Nashville Sports Council
since its inception, having served on its Executive Committee
and is currently on the Board of Directors. He was a Captain
of a Champions Club team with the BellSouth Senior Classic
at Opryland. He also is a tournament Starter for the BellSouth
Senior Classic, now known as the Music City Championship of
the Champions Tour.
"I have followed Commodore Athletics for a long time
and I'm excited about playing a part in the future of the
program,” Hoback says. “Vanderbilt is a quality
institution that I'm proud to be associated with. I look forward
to working with the staff to enhance the sports entertainment
experience that fans come to expect on the Southeastern Conference