The Smokies Radio Network would like to congratulate Cody Chrusciel who was recently named the Director of Broadcasting for University of Massachusetts athletics in Amherst, Mass.
Cody Chrusciel Broadcasting a Smokies game in 2012
Chrusciel was the Senior Broadcasting Assistant in 2012 for the Smokies Radio Network. He anchored the broadcasts pre-game and post-game shows and provided play-by-play for most of team’s 140 games.
He returns to UMass in a fulltime role and is responsible for the oversight of all broadcasting and video content plus production. He is also the broadcast voice of the women’s basketball team and sideline reporter for Minutemen football.
“Working with the Smokies Radio Network was a great experience,” Chrusciel said. “I was proud to be part of a major-league quality broadcast.”
Cody worked part-time in the UMass media relations office before joining the Smokies in March. He also spent four seasons as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations with the New Jersey Jackals in the Can-Am League.
“Cody did a tremendous job for us last season,” said Smokies Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie. “We all appreciated the professionalism and attention to detail in his work. He was among the elite broadcasters in the Southern League and we all wish him the very best.”
Chrusciel, a native of Wayne, N.J., has also worked in professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he served as a video production intern for the 2007 season, He has also worked for Army Athletics in West Point, N.Y., as a Coordinator of Multimedia and Broadcasting, as well as work in the broadcast department for the Trenton Devils of the ECHL for the 2007-08 seasons.
Roger Hoover and Cody Chrusciel joined by 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Claire Donahue
“We have a very high expectation, the quality of our work is how success is measured,” Gillispie said. “The entire crew in 2012 exceeded an already lofty standard. From the very first broadcast until the final wrap our collective product was excellent. Don’t forget that we have great partners with the Chicago Cubs and the Sports Animal that help make it the best in Minor League Baseball.”
Cody follows Roger Hoover who announced in October that he would leave the Smokies Radio Network to return to the Southern League’s Jacksonville Suns to serve as their Director of Broadcasting and play-by-play broadcaster. Studio producer Jonathan Guess has also taken a fulltime position in Atlanta and is not expected to return in 2013.