Dylan Vazzano is in his fifth year as Broadcaster and Sports Information Coordinator at Tennessee Tech University, joining the Golden Eagle staff in August 2013. His roles throughout his Tech tenure include play-by-play broadcaster, television and radio show host, and reporter, while also playing a pivotal part on the Sports Information staff as a writer, designer and media relations specialist.
Vazzano, a graduate of Syracuse University and native of Los Angeles, provides radio play-by-play of Tech baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and softball on Fox Sports 106.1 The Eagle, while also calling the action of select football games on 98.5 KISS FM. He is the current color commentator alongside Roger Ealey for radio broadcasts of Golden Eagle football, moving up into the booth after spending his first three seasons as sideline reporter. Aside from his analyst work during each game, Vazzano’s football broadcast duties include the pregame Coach’s Report and Golden Eagle Spotlight segments as well as a live on-field postgame interview with TTU head coach Marcus Satterfield and the player of the game.
Along with his extensive radio work, which includes a daily department update segment, a year-long stint as co-host of a local daily sports talk show on 106.1 The Eagle, and the department’s radio engineer, Vazzano is the primary on-camera talent for Golden Eagle Sports Network productions.
During football season, he is the television host of the weekly The Marcus Satterfield Show, and is also the play-by-play broadcaster on the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network of soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. During basketball season, the live postgame interviews with each head coach, as well as the player of the game, are simulcast on the video board in the Hooper Eblen Center.
Vazzano provides on-camera reports for a number of Golden Eagle teams as well, and is the host of Above the Net, a weekly Golden Eagle volleyball report with TTU head coach Dave Zelenock. He has also been the on-court emcee of Purple Palooza for four years, and is the presenter of the weekly Wings Up Luncheon at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, where he welcomes and informs guests of TTU athletic news and events, followed by a brief introduction of the head football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball coach.
From a sports information standpoint, Vazzano is the primary media relations contact for Tech soccer and tennis after spending two years as the Golden Eagle softball contact. In addition, he works with every other Golden Eagle team, where his duties include website updates and stories, videos on YouTube, and producing content for several publications as a feature writer. He also serves as the voice-over talent for a variety of other Golden Eagle Sports Network video productions, including Hall of Fame induction intros, recruiting day reports and the Golden Wings Awards nomination videos.
Vazzano comes to Tech after spending two years as Sports Information Director and Play-By-Play Broadcaster at Menlo College, an NAIA school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
While at Menlo from 2011-13, Vazzano controlled all communications and media relations aspects for the department’s 14 sports, including developing and securing feature stories that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Oakland Tribune, all firsts in Menlo Athletics. As a broadcaster, he provided play-by-play of football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, and men’s wrestling, while also serving as the “voice” of eight different regional and national tournaments.
Vazzano also spent five summers from 2010-14 as lead Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the top summer collegiate baseball league in the country. In his final two summers on the Cape, he was one of the voices of the Cape League All-Star Game that airs on National Public Radio, spending the 2013 game as a color commentator before taking the reigns as play-by-play voice for the 2014 game. In addition, Vazzano has provided color commentary for the Cape’s “Sunday Night Baseball” on WEEI 96.3 FM, flagship station of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots. He also served as the first ever host of Hyannis’ postgame studio show, “Hawk Talk,” and throughout his time at Menlo and the Cape League, he has conducted over 150 on-air interviews with players and coaches.
Vazzano graduated Syracuse University in 2010, earning a degree in Writing and Rhetoric.