Andy McNamara

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Location: Toronto, Ontario
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MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Rogers Television: 2007 - Present
Play-by-Play Sportscaster / Host / Reporter/Analyst
  • OHL (Ontario Hockey League) Play-by-Play Commentator, Host, and Reporter for Oshawa Generals telecasts
  • Hockey, Basketball, Football, and Volleyball Play-by-Play/Host duties for men/women at the national collegiate, Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA), and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) levels
  • 2011 NHL (National Hockey League) Rookie Tournament Play-by-Play
  • Baseball Play-by-Play: Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) Toronto Maple Leafs games
  • Play-by-Play for the 2011 CCAA Men's Collegiate National Basketball Championships
National Lacrosse League (NLL): 2011 - Present
Play-by-Play Sportcaster
  • Commentary for all Toronto Rock lacrosse home games on the NLL Network
  • Play-by-Play voice for 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic
Durham Lords/UOIT Ridgebacks: Durham College 2005 - Present
Play-by-Play Sportscaster
  • Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, all-star games, CCAA and OCAA championships webcasts.
CBC Sports and National Lacrosse League: 2011 - Present
Sports Radio Show Host / Producer
  • 'The 3rd and Long Show' - Canadian Football League (CFL) weekly radio program and blogs on the CBC Sports website
  • 'NLL Tonight' flagship show on the National Lacrosse League Radio Network
TV Cogeco: September 2008 - June 2012
Play-by-Play Sportscaster / Host / Reporter / Analyst
  • Oakville Blades/Burlington Cougars OJHL hockey games: Play-by-Play; Analyst; Host, Reporter
  • Play-by-Play and Reporter: Football, Baseball, and Ontario Championship Wrestling
Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA): March 2006 & 2011
Play-by-Play Sportscaster
  • Play-by-Play for the 2005/2006 and 2010/2011 CCAA Men's National Basketball Championships
Sports Journalist - CBC Sports, Sportsnet Radio FAN 590, SLAM! Sports: 2005 - Present
  • Freelance writer for CBC Sports website for the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships
  • Writer for the Sportsnet 590 The FAN website "Inside The Rock" blog discussing Toronto Rock lacrosse and news from around the National Lacrosse League
  • Interview talent, cover live events, write opinion pieces for the pro-wrestling division of SLAM! Sports

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Currently employed in sports Media Relations / PR as well as in the private sector in sales, account management, customer service, corporate recruiting

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Extensive knowledge of NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, NLL, pro wrestling, and mixed martial arts
  • Advanced brown-belt in Karate; enjoy playing: football; baseball; basketball; hockey; volleyball; and golf

MEDIA AWARDS

  • 2005/'06 and '06/'07 Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) Outstanding Media Award for Ontario college sports broadcasting coverage

EDUCATION

National Institute of Broadcasting: Toronto, ON January-April 2005
  • Trained in radio broadcasting and on-camera acting at this nationally recognized broadcasting institution. Specialized in: news, sports, and weather broadcasts; conducting interviews; creative voice enhancement; being a show host for entertainment and sports programs; ad-lib/improve
Durham College: Oshawa, ON 2001 - 2004
  • 3 year Accounting Business Administration Diploma

REFERENCES

  • Brian Williams - CTV/TSN, Sports Broadcaster
  • Joe Garofalo - Rogers TV, Producer
  • David Pinkerton - TV Cogeco, Producer