Class of 2010
After getting his start calling games at Beloit, he is now a play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN.
Even before Joe Davis came to Beloit, he knew he wanted to pursue a broadcasting career.
From broadcasting basketball games and hosting his own sports show on BATV, Joe took advantage of all the opportunities Beloit had to offer. He also launched a video production business at CELEB, wrote a sports column for the college newspaper, played football, and interned with nearby Janesville’s ESPN 1380 radio and the Schaumburg Flyers Baseball Club.
“Right from the start people were there to help,” Joe says of his Beloit mentors, who included Sports Information Director Terry Owens, Director of Beloit Cable Access Television Dave Knutson, Director of Entrepreneurship Jerry Gustafson, Head Football Coach Chris Brann, and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Amy Sarno.
“They did whatever they could to make sure I had opportunities, and it helped me get to a good start as soon as I graduated,” he says.
Right out of school, Joe became the broadcaster for the Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits, for which he won the Southern League’s Broadcaster of the Year award in 2012. Now the Potterville, Mich., native is a college play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN.
“ESPN is a dream come true,” Joe says. “I’m always looking forward to bigger and better games, but right now I’m focusing on continuing to improve my craft and to set myself up to take better assignments down the road.”
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