Chance meeting leads Ambrose to college play-by-play gig


“Robert(November 6, 2017) A chance meeting has led Robert Ambrose to a new play-by-play opportunity. An STAA member, Ambrose is the new basketball, baseball and volleyball voice at Augusta University.

AU is a NCAA DII school in Augusta, GA.

The opportunity arose when Ambrose met the Augusta University’s sports information director at an Augusta GreenJackets baseball game. Ambrose was a media relations intern for the team.

“The AU baseball team and the GreenJackets share the same stadium,” Ambrose explains. “The SID told me that AU broadcasts their sports over the Internet. When my internship with the GreenJackets was winding down, I sent him an e-mail expressing interest in broadcasting for AU. He immediately brought me on board.”

The AU opportunity gives Ambrose a chance to spread his wings beyond baseball. “While calling play-by-play in the minor leagues is still my dream, I believe it is valuable to gain experience and get footage from other sports and AU has exactly that to offer,” he says.

Ambrose is a four-year STAA member. “STAA has helped me with strategies in applying for jobs, and they have so far paid off. They have helped me with basic cover letter skills that if you fail to use, you will not get past first base. I have also learned effective strategies for following up with employers.”

A 2013 graduate of California Lutheran University, Ambrose has worked in a variety of roles for the North Adams SteepleCats, Reno Aces and Birmingham Barons.

(Visit Robert’s STAA Talent Page).