May 29, 2013
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Wednesday that Pete Medhurst will take over the football play-by-play duties on the Navy Radio Network. Medhurst replaces Bob Socci, who was hired by the New England Patriots this spring as their radio voice after serving that role for 15 years at the Naval Academy.
"I'm thankful and humbled for this opportunity and I appreciate Mr. Gladchuk for believing that I can handle this very prestigious position," said Medhurst. "I've had the opportunity to work with Naval Academy student-athletes, coaches and administrators for the previous 15 years and there is not a better broadcasting job in the country. I can promise Navy fans that I'm going to work as hard as I've ever worked to uphold the standard that's been set by such previous great Navy play-by-play announcers like Tony Roberts, Steve Buckhantz and Bob Socci."
"Pete is a seasoned veteran of more than 15 years who has always displayed professionalism, intelligence, great insights and a passion for Navy sports," said Gladchuk. "His enthusiasm for this opportunity is overwhelming and I am certain he will convey our message with resounding success."
Medhurst, who will join analyst and former Navy football player Omar Nelson ('97) in the booth, has been with the Navy Radio Network since 1997 handling pregame, postgame and sideline duties for football and play-by-play for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse and baseball. He will continue his role with those sports as well.
Medhurst, born and raised in Anne Arundel County and a graduate of Southern High School, has been the play-by-play announcer for Navy basketball for the past five seasons and has been the voice of Navy Lacrosse for the last 15 years. He is widely considered one of the top lacrosse announcers in the country.
Medhurst has also handled football play-by-play duties for HDNet and CBS Sports Network and lacrosse for ESPNU. He is currently a sports personality on WJFK-WNEW/CBS Radio in Washington, DC.
Joe Miller, who has been involved with the Navy Radio Network since 2001, will replace Medhurst on the sideline at football games.
Miller, who was also born and raised in Anne Arundel County and is a Southern High School graduate, has worked with Medhurst on the football pregame and postgame shows and has been the play-by-play announcer for Navy men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer and baseball. He has also done sideline work during the football games.
"I'm really excited and grateful to get this opportunity to not only cover a quality football program, but to work with two quality individuals and broadcasters like Pete and Omar," said Miller.
Miller was the play-by-play announcer for Johns Hopkins lacrosse from 2004-12 where he called four NCAA Lacrosse Championships. Additionally, he's also called Maryland lacrosse on the Maryland Radio Network and has served as play-by-play announcer on the Comcast Network.