Career Achievement Inductee

Nate Hirsch

Nate Hirsch was born in the Bronx in New your City and attended Dewitt Clinton High School and Indiana State University. In the 70s he moved to Statesboro and became station manager at WWNS and began a long association with Georgia Southern University. He called Eagle Football on the GSU Sports Network after first becoming involved with the athletics department as a play-by-play man for Eagle basketball during the 1971-1972 season. During the 1973 season he began broadcasting baseball games, marking the first time a commercial radio station in the U.S. carried a school’s entire schedule. Nate painted vivid pictures of two College World Series appearances in 1973 and 1990 and called the action of all six NCAA I-AA National Champion seasons in 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999 and 2000.In addition, he traveled with the Eagles during all three of GSU basketball’s NCAA Tournament appearances in 1983, 1987 and 1992. Nate was the voice of the Eagles until 2006. Today he is area director for College Prospects of America, helping high school athletes find scholarship money, so they can continue to play their sport in college. Hirsch is also co-host of Upon Further Review, a local cable sports show. Nate Hirsch passed away on August 28, 2016.

Click to listen to Nate doing Georgia Southern play by play

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