Dooley to call Big East-Big Ten Baseball Challenge

Ian Dooley(February 3, 2011) Ian Dooley is excited for his first opportunity to broadcast major college play-by-play. An STAA client, Dooley will be broadcasting five games at the Big East-Big Ten Baseball Challenge February 18 – 20 in Florida.

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“It’s really the first assignment I’m going to have featuring top athletes,” says Dooley. “Before I have just done local high school football and soccer. This is Division I college athletics.”

The Big East-Big Ten tournament will be held in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Dunedin. Dooley will call five games in three days at Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete, including Penn State-Seton Hall, Ohio State-Cincinnati, Seton Hall-Michigan State, St. John’s-Michigan and Louisville-Minnesota.

The opportunity came to Dooley when College Baseball 360’s Sean Stires called STAA for recommendations. “We have worked with Sean many times over the years to help him hire sportscasters, going back to when Sean himself was the voice of Notre Dame baseball,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik. “Ironically, after I sent Ian’s Talent Page to Sean, Sean recognized Ian as the public address announcer at last year’s Big East-Big Ten Challenge.”

Dooley recently moved to Tampa, FL from Nantucket, MA where he worked at a local TV station. He is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina and earned a certificate from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

“Thank you to STAA for the recommendation,” he says.

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