Drew Goodman, one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, is in his tenth season calling Colorado Rockies games. He is one of two original employees of the network, joining the Denver-based regional sports network in 1988.
For 10 years (1994-2004), Goodman was the play-by-play announcer for Denver Nuggets telecasts for the network and local over-the-air stations. From 2002 through 2004, he was one of few sportscasters to regularly call action for telecasts of two professional teams in the same year, annually logging more than 190 games between the Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets.
Over the past year, Goodman called games in major league baseball, Big 12 football, University of Colorado men's basketball, various network live events, and ancillary programming.
In January 2011, he earned his eighth Colorado Sportscaster of the Year honor by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Prior to becoming the Rockies play-by-play voice in 2002, Goodman worked select major-league baseball national telecasts for FSN and hosted Rockies Weekly with Buddy Bell and Colorado Rockies Pregame Report.
Goodman's work in football has been extensive, including stints working the NFL with NBC in 1993 and occasional games on FOX Sports since 2000. In addition to the NFL and Big 12 Conference football, he's worked ACC, Mountain West Conference (CSU) and WAC football games. For two seasons (2000-2002) he called play-by-play for Denver Broncos preseason games on the Broncos radio network, and for five seasons in the mid-'90s, he hosted the postgame reports following Denver Broncos games on KOA.
Goodman added the NHL to his resume in 1996, when he started hosting the Avalanche Pregame Report, an assignment he held for six years until picking up the Rockies play-by-play assignment.
Not limiting his talents to the four major team sports, Goodman called tennis action for Prime Sports' initial year of ATP tour coverage in 1990, and for three year he called the Annual MS Tennis Classic in Denver. In the fall of 1993, he called the play-by-play for the first-ever ATP tennis event - the Beijing Open - in Mainland China for worldwide distribution on Prime International. For eight years, Goodman covered men's and women's World Cup and pro ski racing, as well as college baseball for ESPN and has also been involved with the coverage of track and field, gymnastics, wrestling and golf.
Goodman has taken his skills and applied them to studio shows, hosting numerous programs, including the Denver Nuggets Coaches Show, The Big 12 Gridiron Report, the Big Ten Reports, WAC Magazine and Golf Colorado.
A native of New York, Goodman received his bachelor's degree in communications from Ithaca College in 1985. He and his wife, Kristi, are actively involved in Colorado Youth at Risk, an organization that helps re-direct the lives of troubled teens. Their most important endeavor is raising the Rockies future outfield -- Jacob, Zachary and Gabriel.
Former Major League relief pitcher George Frazier is in his 15th season as a Rockies analyst. He is the only analyst to work Rockies television games on a regular basis since the network acquired the rights at the conclusion of the 1997 season. Frazier teams up with play-by-play man Drew Goodman for the tenth consecutive season in 2011.
Prior to joining the Rockies, Frazier provided commentary for Home Sports Entertainment, the Baseball Network, ESPN and Minnesota Twins regional game telecasts. His broadcasting career started in 1988, when Frazier called Big Eight men's and women's basketball games for five seasons on Prime Sports Network. During that time span, he also handled sideline reporting duties for Tulsa Football games on TV.
Over the years, Frazier has worked major league baseball games for national telecasts on Fox Family and FOX Sports.
Frazier pitched 10 seasons in the big leagues from 1978 to 1987. He started his career with St. Louis Cardinals, then moved on to the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and finished his career with the Minnesota Twins. He went 35-43 in 415 games with a 4.20 ERA and 29 saves. He made trips to the World Series with both the Yankees ('81) and the Twins ('87), earning a world championship ring in his final year as a player.
Frazier was born in Oklahoma City and earned all-state honors in baseball at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo., going 7-0 with a 0.14 ERA during his senior season. He then played collegiate baseball at the University of Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to four consecutive trips to the College World Series. In 1976, Milwaukee selected him in the ninth round of the draft.
George, his wife Kay, and children, Matthew, Brian, Parker, and Georgia, reside in Tulsa, Okla. They also have four grandchildren, Bryce, Easton, Cooper and Ella Grace.
In 2006, Jeff Huson embarked on a new career in baseball, serving as analyst for the Colorado Rockies. In 2011, he once again splits analyst duties in the booth with veteran analyst George Frazier. When not working in the booth Huson's insights to the game come in handy during the Rockies Pregame and Post-game Reports on the network.
The former University of Wyoming baseball star played 15 years in professional baseball, 12 years as a utility player with the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Angels and Chicago Cubs. He most recently served as a roving infield instructor with the Chicago Cubs minor league organization working with major-league prospects from the AAA level to the Dominican Republic League from 2001 to 2005.
A native of Sedona, Ariz., Huson and his family have resided in Parker, Colo., over the past 10 years. He played shortstop at Wyoming in 1984 and '85 after transferring from Glendale (Ariz.) Community College. In his junior year at UW, Huson played 53 games and batted .392 with 30 RBI. His senior year, Huson played 44 games for the Cowboys and .399 with 35 RBI. He was an All-Western Athletic Conference selection both years.
Huson's MLB career began in 1985 when the Montreal Expos signed him as an amateur free agent. Over his pro career, Huson played 827 games at a variety of positions - third base, shortstop, second base, first base and in the outfield. He was the ultimate utility player, posting a career batting average of .234 and a fielding average of .969.
Jeff and his wife, Wendy, are both graduates of the University of Wyoming. They have three children: Lindsay, Kyle and Cody.
Jack Corrigan celebrates his 26th season broadcasting Major League Baseball and his ninth campaign with the Rockies Radio Network. Corrigan came to Colorado after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth from 1985-2001. At the time, his 17 years of broadcasting Tribe games on TV was the longest tenure among television announcers in team's history.
In addition to his work in baseball, Corrigan was involved from 1982-88 with play-by-play and color commentary for the Cleveland Cavaliers telecasts and the MISL Cleveland Force. Beginning in 1989, he was the "television voice" for college football and basketball games for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Mid-American Conference and Patriot League.
Corrigan was behind the mike for what is considered to be one of the greatest basketball games in ACC history, a double overtime affair between North Carolina and Duke on March 3, 1984. The Tar Heels won the contest 96-83 in what was Michael Jordan's final appearance in Chapel Hill.
In the summer of 2005, Jack published his first novel, Warning Track, a book about an aging baseball player dealing with the lure and repercussions of supplement use. His second novel, 24 December, 1944, based on an incident during World War II, is scheduled to be released this year, and he is already at work on a third novel dealing with the early days of the FBI.
A native Clevelander, Jack is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and Cornell University, where he played football for four seasons. He also has a Master's Degree in Speech from Kent State University. During the off-seasons, Jack coached football at St. Ignatius, the 10-time Ohio state champions and three-time national champs. He is also involved with his own video company that has produced a myriad of projects for sports entities and other commercial and non-profit organizations.
Jack and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 7/15/77, and they have two children. Megan, a graduate of Mercyhurst College, lives in Casper, WY with her husband, John, and their son, James, the newest Rockies fan who was born 5/28/10. Michael, a Loyola Marymount University graduate, lives in Chicago and works for Zapwater Communications, a public relations firm. Jack serves on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope/Girls Hope, a privately funded, non-profit, organization that helps at-risk children, and both he and Lisa are also active with Seeds of Hope, a scholarship program that benefits inner city schools.
This spring, Jerry Schemmel will begin his third season as one of the radio voices of the Colorado Rockies. He will once again team up with Jack Corrigan on flagship station 850 KOA and the rest of the Rockies Radio Network.
Schemmel knows the Denver market quite well, having served as the radio voice of the Denver Nuggets for 18 years. As well, during the 2009-2010season, he was the radio voice of Colorado State football and basketball. His sports casting career spans nearly 30 years and includes radio and television play by play of several professional and major college sports. He also spent one year as deputy commissioner and legal counsel for the Continental Basketball Association.
On July 19, 1989, Schemmel boarded United Airlines Flight 232, originating in Denver and bound for Chicago. An in-flight engine explosion crippled the plane and forced it to crash-land in Sioux City, IA, killing 112 of the 296 onboard.
Schemmel is the author of the book, Chosen To Live. Chosen To Live chronicles the crash of flight 232 and its subsequent effects on his life. The book has been featured in such publications as Reader's Digest, Hoop Magazine, Sports Spectrum and Guideposts. In 2009, he published a second book, The Extravagant Gift.
Schemmel has been a guest on several national television programs, including "Regis & Kathy Lee," "48 Hours," "CBS This Morning," "Turning Point," "Biography Channel," "National Geographic TV," "The Today Show," "The Hour of Power," "Good Morning America," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." His story has also been aired as an extended feature on ESPN and ESPN Sportscenter.
During the summers of 2003 and 2004, Schemmel rode a bicycle across the United States as a fundraiser for two Denver area charities. The efforts have raised over $250,000.
Schemmel spent one season (2009) as the Head Baseball Coach at Metro State College of Denver, after being a volunteer assistant at the school for two years. He also served as the radio voice of the Billings Mustangs, a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and as a TV play By play announcer for the Colorado Springs SkySox.
Schemmel earned a law degree in 1985 from Washburn University, after receiving his undergraduate degree from the school in 1982. He also played baseball at Washburn and later was an assistant coach at the school for three years.
Schemmel grew up in Madison, SD and now resides in Littleton, CO with his wife Diane, 19-year-old daughter Maggie and 13 year old son, Ryan.