(February 23, 2018) A former Division I college baseball player is now getting paid to broadcast the sport. STAA member PJ Potter, a former player at Hofstra, is the new Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League.
“When I first saw the lead from the STAA e-mail, I knew I had to jump on it,” Potter grins. “The gig seemed perfect: a summer in North Carolina calling baseball. I couldn’t ask for more.”
Broadcasting last summer for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League confirmed Potter’s desire to pursue baseball broadcasting as a career. “It is my dream to reach the Minor Leagues and possibly the Major Leagues if I work hard enough,” he says.
“Spending this season with the Steamers is going to allow me to grow exponentially as a broadcaster because of the daily games and calling the games solo. I feel this will make me a more complete broadcaster.”
Staying proactive after applying for the Steamers position was especially helpful in Potter’s pursuit of the job. “These organizations want to see that you are specifically interested in working with them, so show them that you are 100 percent on board with their team following the basic application process. It goes a really long way.
“Once I was offered the position, I accepted immediately because I knew this is exactly where I needed to be this summer.”
(Visit PJ’s STAA Talent Page).