Mike Ivcic is the new Voice of the Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), coming to J.P. Riddle Stadium from Dayton, Ohio, where he has spent the last three seasons as the play-by-play voice for the University of Dayton baseball and volleyball teams.
He also hosted the live, post-game call-in show for University of Dayton basketball games last season on WHIO, the flagship station for UD basketball.
At UD, Ivcic has had an opportunity to broadcast a number of NCAA events. He has served as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball championship tournament each of the last three seasons, along with the conference championship tournaments for both volleyball and women’s soccer. In 2010, Ivcic was asked by the NCAA to serve as the lead voice for the first three rounds of the NCAA volleyball national championship tournament, hosted by UD.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work in the front office of a professional baseball organization,” said Ivcic. “It will be a different experience than a college setting and will give me a chance to expand into all aspects of professional baseball, not just broadcasting.”
Originally from Yardley, Penn., Ivcic graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a B.A. in Communication. He has previously broadcast games for the Philadelphia Soul arena football team and Trenton Devils ECHL hockey team. While at UD, he played club ice hockey for three seasons, and now is an assistant coach for Beavercreek High School’s varsity team in suburban Dayton.
“We’re excited to have Mike join us this summer,” said SwampDogs assistant general manager Jeremy Aagard. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience and excitement to the SwampDogs. We look forward to Mike playing an instrumental part in taking the SwampDogs to the next level.”
“This is a great position with a great organization,“ said Ivcic. “Broadcasting baseball has always been my passion, and this will be a tremendous opportunity to continue that dream.”
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