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Young is new voice of the SwampDogs

Adam Young will man the broadcast booth for the summer-collegiate team this season.

The Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) announced the hiring of Adam Young as their broadcaster for the 2010 summer. The SwampDogs home games are streamed by way of the internet on the Coastal Plain League’s Webcast Service.

“I can’t wait to get to Fayetteville and start a great summer with the SwampDogs,” Young said. “I’m grateful to get a job of this caliber right after graduation, and I can’t thank Fayetteville enough for this great opportunity.”

At SIU Edwardsville, Young served as an announcer in many different capacities for the school’s Division 1 athletics program, while also covering St. Louis’ premier professional sports teams.  He served as the T.V. Announcer for SIUE Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  He also held the role of P.A. Announcer for SIUE Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Volleyball.  In addition, Young was a news/sports reporter at the school’s campus radio station, WSIE Radio.  At the station, Young covered the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, and Blues on a regular basis.  Furthermore, he served as the Cardinal reporter for the St. Louis Cardinal’s pregame show on KSLG 1380 radio in St. Louis during the 2008 season.

Young is no stranger to summer baseball.  Last season he was the broadcast intern for the Gateway Grizzlies Baseball Club of Independent Baseball’s Frontier League.  His duties included serving as the No.2 broadcaster and helping out with media relations.

“Every broadcaster wants to be the voice of a team and this job brings that opportunity,” Young said.  “I can’t wait to bring SwampDogs baseball to the great fans during the summer and to continue my dream of becoming a Major League Broadcaster.”

"We're excited to welcome Adam to the Dogs family," said Asst. General Manager Jeremy Aagard. "His enthusiasm and ambition will be a great addition to the staff and should carry into his broadcasts for an incredible atmosphere for our fans. As we embark on our 10th season Adam will bring more new and unique ideas to take the fan experience to the next level."

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