Nov. 19, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Steve Cotton and Jack Bogaczyk, the “voice” and “pen” of Marshall Athletics, respectively, are among the finalists for the West Virginia Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year for 2013.
Cotton and Bogaczyk are on the state nominees list from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame. Voting for the honor will take place during December. All NSSA members in West Virginia are eligible to vote on the state ballot.
“Steve and Jack are wonderful representatives for Marshall athletics,” said Mike Hamrick, Marshall’s Director of Athletics. “It is truly no surprise that their great work is being recognized once again.”
Cotton, 49 and a nine-time state Sportscaster of the Year winner between 1998 and 2010, has been the radio “Voice of the Herd” on the Thundering Herd/IMG Sports Network since 1996. He joined the Marshall broadcasting team in 1993.
Bogaczyk, 63, was the 2012 state Sportswriter of the Year, writing the “Word on the Herd” column for HerdZone.com and serving as editor of the Herd Insider magazine. He is a three-time state Sportswriter winner (2007, 2009, 2012).
Joining Cotton as finalists on the 2013 state Sportscaster ballot are three-time winner Keith Morehouse, sports director of WSAZ Television; two-time winner Mark Martin, sports director of WCHS Television and football game analyst working with Cotton on the Thundering Herd IMG Sports Network; and three-time winner Tony Caridi, longtime voice on the Mountaineer Sports Network at West Virginia University.
With Bogaczyk as finalists on the state Sportswriter ballot are 10-time winner Chuck Landon, columnist for The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington; and Chuck McGill, sports editor/columnist of the Charleston Daily Mail, who won the award in 2011.