Mick Gillispie completed his eighth season as Director of Broadcasting for the Smokies this past year. Prior to joining Tennessee he spent 2005 & 2006 on the Chattanooga Lookouts broadcast team. In 2004, Gillispie acted as Director of Broadcasting for the Salem Avalanche (Class A Carolina League).
Mick’s broadcasting career started at the University of Alabama on WVUA radio in Tuscaloosa. He did play-by-play of Alabama Baseball and hosted a football pre-game show. After graduating college, he moved to North Carolina as broadcaster for the Wilson Tobs. While there, he also acted as the team’s Assistant General Manager. In addition to baseball, Gillispie spends the off-season working for the Crimson Tide Sports Network calling Alabama baseball and women’s basketball games. He also broadcasts high school football for Tuscaloosa County High on 99.1 FM in Tuscaloosa. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, Gillispie was named the Southern League Broadcaster Of The Year. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mick has called 27 spring training games for the Chicago Cubs Radio Network. Mick will call the action for all 140 games on the Smokies Radio Network.
Justin last season served as Broadcast and Media Assistant for the Brevard County Manatees, the High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, assisting the club in various broadcast, media relations and social media capacities. Prior to his time with the Manatees, Justin spent the previous two summers as a play-by-play voice of the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
A native of Closter, New Jersey, Rocke graduated from Penn State University in December 2014 with a degree in broadcast journalism, and served as Sports Director of ComRadio, the school’s student radio station. During his time at Penn State, Justin broadcasted multiple Nittany Lions sports, including football, basketball, baseball and hockey, in addition to calling games for the State College Spikes, the Short-Season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Rocke also gained experience in his time as a student commentating Penn State men’s and women’s basketball games for the Big Ten Network’s StudentU broadcasts.Andrew Green Staff Writer [email protected]
2015 marks Andrew Green’s second season with the Smokies, and third consecutive Southern League campaign. The Boca Raton, Florida native previously worked in a broadcasting and media relations capacity with the Jacksonville Suns in 2013, as well as with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in their inaugural 2012 season. Green broke into Minor League Baseball in 2011 as Media Relations Assistant for the Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA International League), and also served as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Coastal Plain League’s Forest City Owls in the summer of 2010.
A graduate of the University of Miami, Green earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Religious Studies, and worked with WVUM and UMTV during his time there as a student.