SEA Featured Member – James Hardy

As a Sports Executives Association member, you understand the value of connecting and networking with like-minded individuals in the sports industry. Every Monday we highlight one of our SEA Members so that you can get to know them better, understand how they can help you with your own goals and how you might be able to help them.  If you haven’t  filled out the SEA Member Survey, what are you waiting for? You could be our next SEA Featured Member!

James Hardy – Livingston, Alabama

About SEA-James HardyJames Hardy

James is currently the Play-by-Play announcer for the University of West Alabama Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Baseball teams. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a B.A. in Telecommunication and Film and earned his  Master’s degree in Sports Management in 2009 from the University of Alabama. He spent four years on the Alabama campus radio station as a play-by-play announcer for various Crimson Tide Sports including basketball and the nationally ranked softball squad. He interned or three seasons with the Double A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Birmingham Barons from 2008-2010.

He has had opportunities to interview MLB Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg and former Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres player Phil Plantier and do a professional baseball fill-in play-by-play opportunity in 2009. Since then, he  has filled in on play-by-play assignments with the Barons and the Carolina Mudcats. Currently, he will be beginning his second season with the University of West Alabama in NCAA Division II as their play-by-play voice this fall, and will start his second season as the play-by-play voice of the 96 Jam High School Game of the Week covering area schools around historic Selma, AL.

How can James help you?

James has extensive exprience working with audio editing programs (cool edit, adobe audition and audacity). If you need a voice over, audio he  can edit or anything else, feel free to reach out to him to discuss his experience in sports and learn more about editing and broadcasting.

How can you help James?

At this point in his career James is looking to continue growing in his career and expanding his network of contacts. He’d really like to gain new contacts and be able to use them to gain feedback on my play-by-play broadcasts and also on taking those next steps on the career ladder.

His goal is to continue developing his ability as a play-by-play announcer, gain experience doing television play-by-play and eventually get to a point where he’s doing play-by-play in major professional sports (MLB, NFL, NBA) and/or covering a major NCAA Division 1 conference.

How can you contact James?

You can also connect with James inside our SEA Members Only – Facebook Group & Linkedin Group.  These groups are for SEA Members to connect, ask questions, share ideas and grow your network in the sports industry.  And, remember, the rule of networking is you have to give value in order to receive value!

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