© 2016 Brett L. Williams

© 2019 Brett L. Williams

Writing Experience

 

Contributor

QueensAthletics.com

Queens University of Charlotte

August 2017-October 2018

 

Staff Writer 

DatelineCarolina.org

Carolina News online platform

August 2016-December 2016

Staff Writer (Sports) 

The Daily Gamecock

University of South Carolina

August 2013-May 2014

Staff Writer

The Voice

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School 2012 & 2013

Permanent Address: Annandale, VA  22003
Current Address: Bowling Green, KY  42104
Broadcast Experience

Women's Basketball Radio Voice, Hilltopper Sports Network from Learfield IMG College
October 2018 - Present
  • Provide play-by-play commentary for radio broadcasts of all Western Kentucky women's basketball games

  • Host weekly coach's shows with head coach Greg Collins and guests

  • Call games for other Western Kentucky sports on a fill-in basis

  • Host television postgame show for select men's basketball games

 
Director of Broadcasting, Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network
August 2019 - Present
  • Provide play-by-play commentary for livestream broadcasts of all home games for Western Kentucky volleyball, soccer, and softball
  • Regularly consult with executive producer, crew, and sponsors to improve the network's product and increase its impact
  • Broadcasts air on hssn.org
 
Play-by-Play Commentator, Sporting Times Broadcast Network
May 2019 - Present
  • Provide play-by-play commentary for broadcasts of Kentucky high school football
  • Also call select Mid-South Conference (NAIA) championships in various sports through this outlet
  • Broadcasts air on stfanclub.com
 
Play-by-Play Commentator, Big South Network on ESPN+
September 2017 - October 2018
  • Provided play-by-play commentary for select network productions of Big South Conference football, volleyball, and soccer
 
Broadcasting & Multimedia Assistant, Queens University of Charlotte Athletics
August 2017 - October 2018
  • Provided play-by-play commentary for all Queens sports on the Queens Sports Network

  • Produced highlight packages, feature stories, and other content for the athletics department's website and social media platforms

  • Built all graphics for video broadcasts

  • Worked on production crew as director, technical director, or graphics operator when not talent

  • Online broadcasts at queensathletics.com/royalslive

Play-by-Play/Color Commentator, Sugar Land Skeeters
May 2015 - July 2018

  • Provided play-by-play commentary for three innings per game and color for six

  • Provided analysis and conducted player/coach interviews for pregame and postgame shows

  • Select series in 2015-2018 seasons; broadcasts aired on radio

 
Play-by-Play Commentator, The NFHS Network
May 2016 - June 2017

  • Provided play-by-play commentary for Maryland and Virginia high-school state championships in varsity soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, and track & field

 
Play-by-Play Commentator, WPUB-FM (Camden, SC)
December 2015 - May 2017
  • Served as on-air talent for broadcasts of Kershaw County (SC) high-school varsity football, boys and girls basketball, and baseball

  • Games aired on the radio, online at www.kool1027.com, and on the KOOL 102.7 app 

CEO/Play-by-Play Commentator, Capital City Sports Network
September 2015 - May 2017
  • Founded and directed live sportscasting outlet for Student Gamecock Television (SGTV)

  • Served as voice of University of South Carolina (UofSC) club ice hockey team for all home games and select road games in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons

  • Grew average viewership from 75 to more than 800 per broadcast over two seasons

  • Also provided play-by-play and color commentary for select games of other club sports on campus (baseball, men's lacrosse, and rugby)

  • Video or audio broadcasts on www.youtube.com/user/SGTVatUSC

 

Play-by-Play Commentator, University of South Carolina Athletics

August 2013 - May 2014

  • Called all women’s volleyball home games in 2013 season and 16 softball games in 2014 season on www.gamecocksonline.com

Journalist, Carolina News, University of South Carolina

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

August 2016 - December 2016

  • Reported for, produced, directed, anchored, and sports-anchored daily 30-minute newscast, rotating positions daily

  • Newscasts aired on campus cable and at www.livestream.com/sjmc

Talent Production Assistant, ESPNU, SEC Network and SEC Network Plus

August 2014 - May 2015

  • Served as spotter and talent statistician for UofSC women’s volleyball and softball broadcasts

 

Staff Member, SGTV 
August 2013 - May 2017

  • Produced highlight packages and stand-up reports for student sports show Capital City Sports

  • Appeared on sports talk segments

Public Address Announcer, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Athletics
September 2009 - May 2013

  • Varsity Football: 2009-2012

  • Varsity Boys Basketball: 2011-2013

  • Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Baseball, Varsity Softball, Varsity Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Track & Field: 2012 & 2013

 

 

 

 

Education

 

University of South Carolina 

South Carolina Honors College, May 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Summa Cum Laude, GPA 4.000

  • Major: Broadcast Journalism

  • Minor: Sport and Entertainment Management

 
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School

June 2013; Valedictorian; Alexandria, VA

Accomplishments

 

University of South Carolina:

 

  • Recipient of McNair Scholarship: university’s top academic scholarship for out-of-state students;

  • Named to 2017 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges list

  • Recipient of 2017 Outstanding Senior award for significant achievement in service, leadership, and academics

  • Named to President’s Honor List for academic achievement in all eight semesters;

  • Named top-20 national finalist for 2017 Hearst Journalism Award for Television Features;

  • Named top-3 southeast regional finalist for 2017 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award for Television In-Depth Reporting;

  • President of Student United Way, January 2015-May 2016, leading organization through major rebuilding process into a position of sustainable growth;

  • Co-founded and co-directed operations of Capital City Sports Network, a student live sportscasting outlet covering USC club sports;

  • Directed consolidation of two USC top scholar societies into one higher-performing student organization;

  • Served as student keynote speaker at the February 2014 groundbreaking ceremony for the new USC journalism school;​

  • Member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication;

  • Recipient of Henry T. Price Award for Outstanding Student Copyediting in the Fall 2014 semester;

  • Co-Chair of Scholars United: student organization for university’s top scholars, 2014-2017;

  • Peer Leader for first-year top scholars, Fall 2014-Spring 2016

 

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School:

 

  • Recipient of 2012 College of William & Mary Leadership Award;

  • Member of Cum Laude Society, French Honors Society, and Latin Honor Society;

  • Served on Student Council Association (SCA): freshman and sophomore Class Co-President, SCA executive Vice President in junior year, SCA executive Co-President in senior year;

  • Served on Honor & Disciplinary Board, 2011-2013

  • Founded and directed operations of Saints Spirit Drive, an initiative to serve the community and support school athletics-raised over $10,000; December 2010-February 2013

Certifications

Human Subject Research

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), September 2015

 

*certified in advance of conducting an interview-based research project

Trained Crowd Manager

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), April 2015

Skills & Competencies

Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro,

Comrex Access, Wirecast, Open Broadcaster Software, SHOUTcast 

(DSP with Winamp), Ross Carbonite switcher, XPression, AP ENPS, Sidearm Sports online interface, Frankly web producer, Wix, Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn,YouTube, SoundCloud, writing, interviewing, public speaking, leadership, willingness to sell

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2010 - present

2010 - present