Rick Johnston


WORK EXPERIENCE

Taylor University Athletic Department
Play-By-Play Announcer
Upland, Indiana; August 2013-Present
  • Play-by-play announcer for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, track and field, and men’s lacrosse
  • Video Content Manager (August 2017-Present): Shoot, edit, and produce multiple videos each week for department websites
  • Director of Sponsorships (August 2013-May 2017): Sold game day program and webcast sponsorships
ROC Ventures
Play-By-Play Announcer
Kokomo, Indiana; May 2016-Present
  • Play-by-play announcer for the Kokomo Jackrabbits (baseball) and Kokomo Mantis FC (soccer)
United States Military Academy Athletic Department
Multi-Media and Broadcasting Assistant
West Point, New York; August 2010-May 2012
  • Play-by-play announcer for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, men’s ice hockey, baseball, softball, sprint football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, wrestling, men’s gymnastics, and swimming and diving
  • Hosted the online post-game show after home football games and Army-Rutgers game at Yankee Stadium
  • Hosted weekly magazine show
  • Produced multiple cadet-athlete features a week, along with game recaps and other features on a daily deadline
  • Shot, edited, and produced videos for department website
  • Produced multiple cadet-athlete features a week, along with game recaps and other features on a daily deadline
  • Aided with social media initiative
WRTV
Freelance Sports Producer
Indianapolis, Indiana; August 2007-July 2010
  • Edited video for weekly half hour sports show, “Sunday Sports Xtra”
  • Watched and logged games for “Sunday Sports Xtra”
  • Assisted with the show’s production each week
  • Awards:
    • 2010: First Place Indiana AP Broadcasters Association Best Sports Report or Program – Metro Television
    • 2009: Emmy nominated producer for “Sunday Sports Xtra”
    • 2009: Double nomination for sportscast from Indiana Broadcasters Association

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, May 2010
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Major: Telecommunications – News (GPA: 3.652/4.0)

REFERENCES

Cameron Andry
Men’s and Women’s Golf Head Coach/Assistant Sports Information Director, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana

Joe Alberici
Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Dave Furst
Sports Director, WRTV, Indianapolis, Indiana