(August 20, 2019) Pursuing his dream has landed Rob Hipp with Sam Houston State University as the new football play-by-play voice for the Bearkats.
Hipp founded his own IT company when he was 20 years old and was awarded “small business of the year.” He wanted to pursue his dream of becoming a broadcaster so he created his own Internet network in 2015. He’s broadcast high school and college sports the past several years in Austin, TX.
“I had heard there may be an opening,” Hipp said about pursuing the Sam Houston State job. He believes his unique approach helped him get the gig.
“When I submitted my resume, I also emailed a video introducing myself, putting a face to the voice.” Hipp continued, “I was told after I was hired, the video helped me stand out.”
So why did Hipp leave the IT world for a play-by-play job?
“I have always wanted to be a broadcaster. I realized I wasn’t pursuing my passion which was broadcasting,” Hipp explained. “Owning my own IT business for 15 years helped me develop communication skills, as well as a hard work ethic, both of which helped tremendously in my broadcasting endeavors.”
Hipp is focusing on his passion while pursuing his broadcasting dream.
“I would rather be happy doing what I enjoy every day instead of working a job that is miserable,” Hipp wisely points out.
(Visit Rob’s STAA Talent Page).