(July 29, 2019) Three STAA members are joining the play-by-play roster at NCAA Division III UMASS Boston. Mike O’Brien, Dana Grey and Mike Drew will help on broadcasts of Beacons athletics in the coming school year.
UMASS Boston produced over 125 webcasts for 10 sports in the past academic year. The school asked STAA for help in filling-out the play-by-play roster.
Here’s a look at the STAA members who are joining the coverage.
Mike spent seven years as the voice of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. He moved to Boston in 2018 for family reasons and has since been keeping busy with freelance play-by-play opportunities.
Among the Beantown sports Mike has called are football, basketball, baseball, softball , field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.
He’s also the Boston Celtics studio host on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Dana is a 2019 Syracuse grad. He broadcast for ACC Network Extra while in school and worked on Syracuse Crunch hockey broadcasts. He’s also a veteran Cape Cod Baseball League broadcaster.
Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Westfield State University in Massachusetts and his Masters from Syracuse. His play-by-play experience includes football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball.