Terry Gannon

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Terrance Patrick "Terry" Gannon (born November 1, 1963, in Joliet, Illinois), is a sportscaster for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel.

Gannon's work has included an extensive variety of sporting events, including college basketball, college football, figure skating, golf, the WNBA and the NBA, baseball, auto racing, horse racing, cycling and olympic rowing.

Biography[edit]

College basketball[edit]

Gannon began his basketball career at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Illinois, (where his father was a coach) and also was a pitcher and shortstop on the baseball team.[1] He was an All-Chicago selection in both basketball and baseball.[2] After graduation in 1981, Gannon played college basketball at North Carolina State, where he was a member of Jim Valvano's "Cardiac Pack" national championship-winning team in 1983.[3] During his four-year career, (1981–85), he was a two-time Academic All-America and NC State's all-time leading free throw shooter. In 1983, he was the #1 three-point shooter in the nation.[4] After a short basketball career in Europe, Gannon turned to broadcasting on the advice of his coach "Jimmy V."[3]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Gannon joined ABC Sports in 1991 as a commentator for college basketball, and has since announced for a wide variety of sporting events for the network.

Gannon's main tasks for ESPN/ABC when he left were play-by-play on ABC's and ESPN's NBA and WNBA coverage and serving as a tower announcer and host for Golf on ESPN.

He has handled play-by-play for college basketball and college football. Gannon was an announcer on ABC's coverage of the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. Gannon served as the studio host for ABC Sports' coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and has hosted WTA Professional Tennis.[4] Gannon has hosted the Tour de France three times, the Indianapolis 500 and Belmont Stakes once, and three times called the play-by-play at the Little League World Series.[5]

On ABC's Wide World of Sports, Gannon has covered alpine skiing, ski jumping, supercross motorcycle racing, beach volleyball, mountain biking, the Special Olympics, the Goodwill Games and the Tournament of Roses Parade.[5]

In 2010, he joined The Golf Channel broadcast team.

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Gannon served as a daytime host on Universal Sports. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, he called rowing and kayak/canoe.

Career timeline[edit]

Major Events hosted[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Ken (2007-08-19). "Gannon gives back Salvation". The Herald News. Retrieved 2007-09-12. [dead link]
  2. ^ Go Pack.com - Terry Gannon - NC State biography - 1982-83 season - accessed 2010-02-18
  3. ^ a b Glenn, David (2007-06-27). "Terry Gannon, More ACC-NBA, Etc.". WRAL.com. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  4. ^ a b c "Terry Gannon". ABC Medianet. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Chat wrap: ABC's Terry Gannon". ABC Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 

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Preceded by
Brent Musburger
Lead Play-by-Play, Little League World Series
1999
Succeeded by
Brent Musburger