Former UMES P.A. Announcer, Patrick K. Doughty is now the voice of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Former UMES P.A. Announcer, Patrick K. Doughty is now the voice of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Sept. 26, 2006

Princess Anne, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Department of Athletics Wants You! UMES is holding open tryouts for the position of its next Public Address Announcer on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 from 7-9pm.

The position, responsible for hosting the campus's home basketball games, has been a successful one in the past. Previously, Patrick K. Doughty, the current Public Address Announcer for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats and Randy Scott, now the Play-by-Play announcer for the Delmarva Shorebirds, have both held the position.

Doughty, a native of nearby Pocomoke City, Md., held the post from 2000-2004 before leaving it to become the voice of the Bobcats. "It was a great learning experience for me," he said. "I honed my craft at UMES and I have no doubt that it helped mold me into the person who became the voice of the Charlotte Bobcats. I am forever grateful for the time I spent with Hawk Basketball"

Scott was also positive about his experience. "UMES gave me great opportunity and I was able to learn a lot. Applying that knowledge to other jobs I have had in sports, including my current position with the Delmarva Shorebirds have made me successful in those positions," Scott said. He held the position for one season in 2004-2005 and still serves the Department as a play-by-play announcer on some games.

The UMES Public Address Announcer position reads announcements during, before and after games at UMES home events as well as calls the action throughout the game, giving the fans information on who scored, who committed the foul or what an official's ruling may have been.

"The P.A. Announcer position is a very important one to us at UMES. It keep the games flowing, the crowd informed and the event entertaining," said Keith Davidson UMES Acting Director of Athletics. "We hope to find some of Delmarva's hidden talents with this search," he continued.

Interested persons should report to the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on the campus of UMES on October 3, 2006 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. Sample scripts will be provided as well as the opportunity to call basketball action. No experience is needed, but a knowledge or love of basketball is preferred. UMES students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community are encouraged to try-out for this paid position.

Questions should be directed to G. Stan Bradley, Asst. Director of Athletics at 410-651-6499.