Just four years after graduating college, Zach Mackey is the new Director of Broadcasting at Virginia Tech.
“I’ve long admired the success of Virginia Tech athletics and can’t wait to get involved in the momentum surrounding the department,” he says.
Mackey will be the voice of Hokies men’s basketball. He’ll also participate in various media projects such as podcasts, feature stories and emceeing events. Mackey will also be the sideline reporter for Virginia Tech football broadcasts.
Mackey’s rise through the sports broadcasting ranks has been rapid. He is a 2018 graduate of the University of Iowa. During his time in Iowa City, Mackey earned First Team STAA All-America honors, recognizing him as one of the nation’s six most outstanding collegiate sportscasters. He’s been an STAA member since 2016.
Mackey moves to Blacksburg after three years as a broadcaster at Montana State University. He’s also been the voice of Iowa Hawkeyes baseball since 2015 and has called games for the Big Ten network.
“Zach is an award-winning broadcaster, who has done exceptional work early in his broadcasting career. We are thrilled and proud for him to join our local Virginia Tech LEARFIELD team,” says Virginia Tech Sports Properties General Manager Kyler Pilling.