In late June, it was announced that Chris Blair would be leaving his post as “Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles” to take the same position with the LSU Tigers. The Eagles knew that they would need a replacement in Statesboro and on Friday, they found their guy.
It was reported by GSEagles.com that Danny Reed would be taking over the job for the future.
While Blair is calling his final season of Eagle football in 2015, Reed will join the team as a sideline reporter. Reed will also handle the play-by-play duties for the men’s basketball team as well as being on the baseball broadcast team with Kris Draper.
Reed will officially take over the duties for all three sports beginning with the 2016 football season. He will also be the host of the football and men’s basketball radio and television coaches shows.
“We’re excited about Danny joining our Eagles’ family,” said Georgia Southern Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein. “Learfield vetted more than 40 viable candidates, and Danny stood out from the pack and proves to be a perfect fit for our program. We’re pleased to have him on board and glad he has the opportunity to work alongside Chris Blair this football season. Chris has been a terrific part of our fabric for nearly a decade, and we wish him all the best as he heads to LSU at the end of season.”
Reed worked as the broadcast/media relations manager for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Tampa Bay Rays’ single-A affiliate, calling all 140 games for the minor league team last season. He was also the voice of The Citadel Bulldogs for three seasons and he couldn’t be more excited to beginning his new career.
“This is a position I’ve had my eye on for a long time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to take over and continue what Chris has built for the last 10 years,” Reed said. “I consider him a great friend, and it’s an honor to follow him as the next ‘Voice of the Eagles.’ I’m looking forward to bringing the excitement of Georgia Southern athletics to a passionate and intimate fan base that demands and commands excellence.”
Congratulations and good luck to Reed and thanks for the ten years of work Chris.
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