(October 25, 2016) When Tyler Terens learned of an opening for a radio play-by-play broadcaster for University of Vermont men’s basketball, he eagerly applied. After the school moved women’s voice Sam Hyman to the men’s chair, Terens interviewed for the women’s job. Now, he is the voice of Catamounts’ women’s basketball.
“I am elated to be the voice of UVM women’s basketball and providing everyone in the Burlington area with a passionate and informative broadcast every time out,” says Terens. “What an honor it is to be working for a program that has had a long history of success.”
Terens is a 2016 graduate of Hobart College in New York and a former soccer player for the Statesmen. Already the play-by-play voice of College of Holy Cross soccer, Terens had recently agreed to add webcasts of Crusaders’ men’s and women’s basketball. Giving all of that up for the Vermont opportunity was far from an easy decision.
“One of the biggest variables was that, with Vermont, I would be the sole voice of a team for the entire season,” he says. “Traveling with the team and being a part of the program for the season is something that was very attractive to me as a former collegiate athlete.”
Compounding the difficulty of Terens’ decision was the degree to which he’s enjoyed the people at Holy Cross. “Working with them during the soccer season and getting to know everyone made it even more difficult to turn them down. I appreciate everything they have done for me over the past few months.”
“[STAA CEO] Jon Chelesnik and I had an extremely productive conversation weighing the pros and cons of the two very different opportunities,” Terens adds.
Now, Terens eagerly anticipates the start of basketball season. “I can’t wait to get started. Go Cats!”