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.