(August 7, 2015) A two-time STAA All-American has landed a hockey play-by-play job. 2015 Syracuse grad David Fine is joining the Tri City Storm as Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting.
Fine succeeds fellow STAA member Jared Shafran, who has accepted a hockey job at Ferris State University.
While at Syracuse, Fine worked as a Media Relations/Broadcast Assistant with the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League (AHL) for four seasons.
This summer, Fine, 22, has served as the Assistant Director of Media Relations/Broadcasting for the Lansing Lugnuts, the single-A baseball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Midwest League.
“I am excited and honored to join an excellent organization,” Fine said. “Dana Wright, Monte Dakan and Bill Muckalt have all been so wonderful to me as I prepare for my first season with the club. I have learned about the special place this team holds in central Nebraska and cannot wait to meet Storm fans in the community. We are going to have fun this season.”
Fine also called play-by-play for Syracuse University basketball, football and lacrosse on WAER Radio, the school’s public station, for four years.
In the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America’s (STAA) All-America Program, which recognizes the top collegiate radio and TV sportscasters in the country, Fine was ranked No. 4 in 2014 and recently placed at No. 6 in the most recent list this May.
The broadcaster also called games in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Orleans Firebirds during the summer of 2014.
“David Fine was at the top of our list during the entire hiring process,” said Dana Wright, Vice President of Business Operations for the Storm. “His resume and accolades stood out above the rest. We had a lot of great candidates, but he’s definitely got a lot of excitement and creativity that he’s going to bring to the position. We’re very excited to have him join our team, and can’t wait to hear his broadcasts.”
Fine has also had media relations responsibilities with WAER Radio and the Lakewood Blue Claws, a Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.