Broadcaster Ferrin (’98) Returning to Campus February 4

The Loras College Sport Management Program will host Mike Ferrin (’98), broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 in the Alumni Campus Center Ballroom.

Ferrin, a  Lake Forest, Ill., native and Loras graduate, serves as the pre- and postgame show host and secondary radio play-by-play announcer for the Diamondbacks. He will be starting his fifth season with the Major League Baseball club this season.

“Having Mike Ferrin on campus to speak with our students is a great way to start the spring semester,” Matthew Garrett, Ph.D., professor of Sport Management, said. “We are excited to host him in an open forum allowing him to talk with the community about his baseball broadcasting experience.”

While on campus, Ferrin will also be speaking to classes to provide students with a look at his experiences in broadcasting and to answer questions.

In addition to his broadcast duties, Ferrin is in his 13th season on Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio and sixth on “Power Alley” as the station’s on-site host for the League Division Series, League Championship Series and annual Winter Meetings. He has been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Arizona Fall League the last seven years and Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game the last nine years.

Prior to his work in Arizona, Ferrin was the play-by-play announcer for the Double-A Bowie Baysox, an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, from 2010-11 and was a sports producer and reporter for WGN Radio in Chicago from 2000-07.

Ferrin’s speech is open to the public.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).