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Adam Cavalier Named C-N Sports Information Director

Former Marshall University Broadcaster Will Start July 23.

Jefferson City, Tennessee – Carson-Newman College Athletic Director Allen Morgan announced today that Adam Cavalier has been named the institution’s Sports Information Director. Morgan will introduce Cavalier to media representatives during a Tuesday morning press conference. He will begin serving C-N July 23.

“We are excited about this important addition to our athletics program,” Morgan said “I was not crazy about the idea of having to fill a key slot this close to the start of the school year and the fall athletic seasons, but, once we met Adam, my concerns quickly subsided. He is a talented, experienced and well-honored broadcaster steeped in sports reporting and promotion at the D-I level. I think his play-by-play style and commitment to telling the stories behind the game will delight our fans.”

The Charleston bureau chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Cavalier is also a producer and pregame host for Marshall University football on the Thundering Herd IMG Sports Network. He announces the school’s home baseball games and fills in as the play-by-play announcer for Herd basketball.

His experience includes managing Marshall’s award-winning campus radio station WMUL-FM and winning the inaugural Jim Nantz Award, which recognizes the nation’s most outstanding collegiate radio sportscaster. He had qualified for the recognition as a Marshall senior in 2009 when he was cited by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America as one of the top five outstanding collegiate radio sportscasters in the country.

“The Jim Nantz Award is a national honor that requires excellence in the field of broadcasting, which is what Adam brings to us,” noted Morgan. “It is also clear that he will be a tireless promoter for our proud tradition of Eagle athletics.”

A Montgomery, West Virginia native, Cavalier began radio work with WMUL during his undergraduate experience at Marshall, where he earned the BA in broadcast journalism and the MA in journalism. His scores of recognitions include being honored twice as Radio Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association, four times as the organization’s Radio Reporter of the Year and garnering second-place honors and a $4000 prize from the Hearst Foundation in 2009’s Hearst Radio News Competition.

His work also earned accolades from Marshall’s faculty ranks during his academic career. “Adam Cavalier has excelled with his audio productions regardless of the level of his competition,” said Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, a MU professor and faculty manager of the radio station. “His work is outstanding and he is a stellar representative on a national stage for Marshall University, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and WMUL-FM.”

Cavalier succeeds Zeke Beam, who served as voice of the Eagles and SID for several years before leaving in the spring to join Charleston Southern University’s athletics department.

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