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CHRIS CARRINO & TIM CAPSTRAW SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP

THE NATION'S PREMIER SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP!

What makes it special? While there are a lot of reasons that the Sports Broadcasting Camp is the nation’s leading camp, the most important is Chris and Tim. Simply, they are two of the best in the business who have called and reported on some of the greatest moments in sports history. From New York City to Beijing; from NBC Sports to the YES Network; from NFL to MLB; from the Summer Olympics to the NBA Finals, Chris and Tim have seen it all!


Chris and Tim have shared their insights, knowledge, and passion with hundreds and hundreds of young men and women who have attended the camp over the years. It takes just five minutes with Chris and Tim for the campers to realize they are embarking on a special week that most will call the best of their lives.


Lively conversations and daily visits from some of the biggest names in sports broadcasting, along with a field trip and calling a minor league game, are just some of what makes for such a magical week.

A CAMP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPORTS BROADCASTERS

Chris and Tim will be at camp each day to provide insight into the skills that will help campers in their high school and college years as they pursue a career in sports broadcasting. With a focus on fun and engaging activities, campers learn essential skills and topics, including:


  • • Interviewing Skills
  • • Sports Show Hosting
  • • Women in Sports Broadcasting
  • • Sports Anchoring
  • • Preparing for the Game
  • • Radio and TV Play-by-Play
  • • Sports Talk Radio Hosting and Producing
  • • Working the Locker Room
  • • Play-by-play of a Professional Baseball Game
  • • Public Speaking
  • • Multimedia Content & Podcasting

Discussions, hands-on instruction, detailed feedback, and practice assignments help students prepare for their final assignment: calling a live professional baseball game. Take the first step to becoming a professional sports broadcaster! Join the dozens of former campers who passed through the Sports Broadcasting Camp on their way to becoming sports broadcast professionals.

Register today for the Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp. Space is limited!

Staff
Chris Carrino
WFAN • Compass Media • Brooklyn Nets


Tim Capstraw

WFAN • NBATV • Brooklyn Nets

David Siroty
General Manager

Dave Popkin
Camp Director

Mike Quick
Advanced Camp Director

Craig D'Amico
Instructor

Hedy Siroty
Past Speakers
Guest Instructors

Ian Eagle
Guest Speaker

Kenny Albert
Guest Speaker

Sarah Kustok
Guest Speaker

Camp
Alums

950

Pizzas
Ordered

560

Years at Yogi Berra Museum

15

Years with MSG Varsity Partnership

8
Alumni
Scott Braun
MLB Network

Mia O'Brien
CBS 2 Iowa

Justin Shackil
WCBS880 • SiriusXM

Tess Quinlan
NBC Sports

Katie Corrado
FOX 61 CT

Brendan Burke
MSG Network

John Nolan
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres - A)

Other Alumni

Photos
  • Veteran play-by-play announcer Chris Carrino.
    Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin greets campers.
  • Campers learn from professional broadcasters.
    YES Network's Bob Lorenz speaks to students.
  • WFAN host Evan Roberts works with campers.
    Veteran broadcaster and camp director Dave Popkin organizes camp activities.
  • Students conduct live play-by-play at a Somerset Patriots game.
    Campers get on-camera experience.
  • Camp attendees experience all elements of television production.
    Camp alum Justin Antweil interviews camper on air.
  • Students learn the art of using a teleprompter.
    NY Rangers announcer Sam Rosen spends time with campers
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Chris has been the lead radio voice of the Nets since 2001 and is heard on WFAN, the Nets flagship station. He is noted as one of the top play-by-play voices in the entire NBA yet has done so much more than basketball.  

We regularly hear him on the Compass Media Network's coverage of the NFL.  He also has worked the Olympics and done play-by-play for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  

Chris is part of the famed Fordham University WFUV pipeline which includes such broadcasting luminaries as his mentor Marty Glickman, and colleagues Vin Scully, Michael Kay, Jack Curry, Mike Breen and Bob Papa.

Chris has used his broadcasting platform to raise awareness and research funding for FHSD, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, with his Chris Carrino Foundation.
Tim Capstraw, a former college baseball and basketball player at Wagner, started his career as an assistant basketball coach at Siena before ultimately serving as the head coach at Wagner for more than a decade. He earned Coach of the Year acclaim and always had the Seahawks in contention for the NCAA Tournament.

After coaching, he went into broadcasting with CN8, The Comcast Network, the Northeast Conference and eventually landed with the Nets where he's been since 2002.  

“The Capper” is an analyst for NBA TV, appears on YES, and has covered the Olympics, NBA Summer League, MSG Varsity, and so many other events.  

He also founded the Tim Capstraw Basketball Camps which run for six weeks each summer.
Veteran sportscaster Dave Popkin will again serve as Camp Director. Popkin is a versatile, veteran sportscaster based in the New York Metropolitan Area. Dave is in his 14th season as a commentator with the Seton Hall Basketball radio network (AM 970 The Answer and SiriusXM). He is also in his 17th year as the Voice of the Northeast Conference, serving as the men's basketball TV play-by-play announcer and as a frequent presence on other NEC sports.

Popkin is the primary TV play-by-play voice for the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on CBSSN and also currently calls women's basketball for the BIG EAST Digital Network. Popkin called eight different sports for both CN8 and MSG Varsity.

The Nutley, NJ resident is a 1993 graduate of the University of Miami (FL) graduate has 14 years of minor league baseball play-by-play experience, including for the Triple A Iowa Cubs and Buffalo Bisons.
David is the founder of the camp with an incredible passion for helping young people reach their dreams. Realizing the age of specialization had reached the high school level, he recognized the opportunity to expose the nuances of sports broadcasting so those interested could fully prepare students for their school, college and professional careers.

David has worked in public relations for 30 years in the sports, TV, real estate and university industries. He also taught public relations for several years and is the author of a 2002 baseball book The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth.

He is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University where he was a manager of the men's basketball team.
Mike Quick is so wired into the area high school sports that many prep stars such as - Shaheen Holloway, Ron Artest and Chris Simms - made their college choices public on his award-winning high school sports show. Mike, who currently hosts high school sports programming on ESPN Radio 98.7 FM, has been a frequent contributor on MSG SportsDesk and handled color commentary on MSG's high school basketball and football action for many years.

Although he is well known for his on-air work, Mike gained respect from industry insiders for his behind-the-scenes activities after he joined MSG Network in 1987. He started as a senior reporter, field producer and associate producer for the "Coca-Cola High School Sports Week" show and worked in that capacity with hosts Greg Gumbel and Al Trautwig. His efforts led to several New York Film Festival awards and a New York Emmy in 1988 in the "Best Informative Series" category.

Mike, who has also worked on such MSG shows as the "St. John's Report" and Yankees baseball, was nominated for a 1995 New York Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sports Programming" for a feature he did on Gil McDougald.

Mike is a graduate of Sacred Heart University who broke into broadcasting at News 12 of Connecticut in 1986. At News 12, he worked as a camera man before doing his first on-air stint as a sideline reporter for high school basketball and football telecasts.
Craig D’Amico has worked with the Northeast Conference as an on-air talent since 2008. He has covered college football, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, and baseball Division-I championship events as a studio host, play-by-play announcer, color analyst, and sideline.

NEC television partners which Craig has broadcast for include flagship station Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) and Fox College Sports (FCS). Craig also covers live events streamed online through ESPN3 and the NEC’s internet channel, NEC Front Row.

Craig came to the Northeast Conference after serving as a four year announcer for the Monmouth Hawks men’s and women’s basketball teams on WMCX, Monmouth’s student run radio station. In his senior year, Craig served as the lead play by play announcer and Sports Director.

For the past ten summers, the Monmouth University alum has been working as an instructor at the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp. Craig also has a master’s degree in elementary education, and currently teaches fifth grade in the Millburn Township Public Schools district.
Sportscaster Ed Cohen returns to the staff of the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sportscasting Camp – where he first assisted Mike Quick and the advanced camp in 2004.

Cohen does play-by-play for men’s and women’s college basketball for CBS Sports Network, including the 2014 and 2015 Great Alaska Shootout. He also covers the Atlantic 10 for American Sports Network, in addition to basketball play-by-play on ESPN Regional and Big Ten Network.

Cohen is currently the lead voice of ONE World Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Champions Hockey League (CHL) and Yomiuri Giants baseball. He is also part of the network’s play-by-play coverage of the NASL champion New York Cosmos, including reporting on-site for the team’s historic trip to Cuba in June of 2015, which was simulcast on ESPN2.

Cohen’s resume includes play-by-play and hosting for MSG Network, MSG Varsity, NHL Network and MLB.com, in addition to updates for Sirius XM Sports and Westwood One. His first job was as the voice of the Manhattan Jaspers men’s basketball team before joining the Rutgers women’s basketball team as their lead voice. He’s also called baseball for the Billings (Montana) Mustangs, short-season affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and the Burlington (North Carolina) Royals, short-season affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

A native of Scarsdale, NY, Cohen is a 2005 graduate of Ithaca College, like his mentor Bruce Beck.
Hedy Siroty is a vital part of managing the Beck/Eagle Advanced Camp with Mike Quick. Siroty graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School (BA - Advertising/Psychology). She worked in account management for several advertising agencies in New York and New Jersey before moving on to earn her MA in Special Education. She is in her 18th year as a Special Education teacher with a specialization in English at Westfield High School. Siroty has also earned a Masters degree in Library Science. She has helped manage the Sports Broadcasting Camp for the last 16 years.
Versatile broadcaster Kenny Albert has been calling NFL games for FOX Sports since its inception in 1994. He is currently the only person doing play-by-play for all four major sports. While in the NFL on FOX broadcast booth, Albert teams with analyst Daryl Johnston.

Albert has called baseball on various FOX networks since 1997 (on FOX Sports since 2001). He contributed as a field reporter for the 2003 and 2004 ALCS on FOX and hosted the ALCS trophy presentations in 2003, 2004 and 2009.

A 2016 Emmy Award nominee in the play-by-play category, the list of sports Albert has called on FOX is long and distinguished and is highlighted by five seasons of NHL on FOX coverage (1995-1999); BCS college football coverage including the Allstate Sugar Bowl (2007 & 2009), FedEx Orange Bowl (2008), and AT&T Cotton Bowl (2011) broadcasts and two years as host of the NTRA Champions on FOX series (1999-2000). Albert called both the 2009 BCS Championship Game and 2010 MLB All-Star Game in 3-D for FOX/DirectTV. Albert handled play-by-play for FS1’s Big East conference men’s basketball coverage in 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2015 MLB American League Division Series. Additionally, Albert has also called NFL Europe games on FOX. His broadcast partners at FOX have included Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw (2007 Sugar Bowl), Troy Aikman, Tim Green, Brian Baldinger, Anthony Munoz, Tim McCarver, Eric Karros, Lou Piniella and Joe Girardi.

Albert has called New York Rangers games on MSG Radio since the 1995-96 season. On the MSG Network, Albert currently calls more than 20 New York Knicks games for the 2016-2017 season. Albert has handled announcing duties for MSG events including the New York Liberty and college basketball, New York Yankees baseball (formerly on MSG) and Golden Gloves boxing on the MSG Network. In February of 2012, alongside NFL analyst Joe Theismann, Albert called the World Feed broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI.

Albert has handled announcing duties for the NHL on NBC since 2012. He has called men’s and women’s ice hockey games for the Winter Olympics in 2002 from Salt Lake City, 2006 from Turin, Italy, 2010 from Vancouver, Canada, and 2014 from Sochi, Russia, for NBC. In 2011, he called the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs on VERSUS and in 2014-2016, Albert called the NHL’s Western Conference Final on NBC. In 2014, Albert also called Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC. In 2016, Albert called Track & Field events for NBCSN’s coverage of the Rio Olympics. The announcer also calls Premier Boxing Champions events on NBC.

From 1992 to 1995, Albert worked for Home Team Sports, a regional sports cable carrier in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, calling play-by-play for the NHL's Washington Capitals, ACC and CAA basketball and other college sports. He also helped HTS by filling in on Washington Bullets and Baltimore Orioles broadcasts. In addition, Albert, called hockey for ESPN2 and OLN, and called the 1994, 1995 and 2016 Stanley Cup Finals for NHL Radio. Broadcast analysts have included Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Patrick Ewing, Joe Namath, John Davidson, Dave Maloney, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.
Emmy Award-winner Ian Eagle is in his 21st year as play-by-play announcer for Brooklyn Nets telecasts, the last 13 on the YES Network. One of the most respected and versatile sportscasters in the country, Eagle became the radio voice of the Nets in 1994 at the age of 25, and moved to the television side the following year. Eagle won a New York Emmy in 2014 as part of YES' Nets broadcasting team which won for Best Live Sports Series, and he won an individual Emmy in 2013 for his Nets play-by-play work on YES.

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 12 of the last 13 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 80 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.

Eagle received Emmy nominations for his Nets play-by-play work on YES in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Earlier, he won New York Sports Emmys for his work on Madison Square Garden Network's telecast of the Pacers/Nets Game 5 of the 2002 NBA playoffs.

A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen in football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. In August 2013, he was inducted into the WAER-FM (Syracuse University) Hall of Fame.

Eagle was named New York State Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in both 2015 (sharing with WNBC-TV's Bruce Beck) and 2014.

"The Bird" joined WFAN as a producer in 1990 and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. The following year, Eagle began hosting pre-game and post-game shows for Jets football on WFAN and was named the Jets radio play-by-play voice for the 1997 campaign. He has been one of the play-by-play voices for the NFL on CBS since 1998, and handles play-by-play for Westwood One Radio's Thursday Night NFL coverage and its NCAA Tournament Regional Finals coverage.

In addition to football, Eagle has called the NCAA Tournament for CBS for the past 18 years, the Army/Navy football game, boxing, and anchored the "Sportsdesk" and "At the Half" at CBS Sports. Eagle also handled English-language play-by-play for the international telecasts of the NBA Finals in 1995-98, and has worked the Masters and PGA Championships for CBS/Direct TV.

Eagle broadcast the NBA Playoffs for NBA-TV from 2003-2008 and for TNT from 2010-14. He and his YES Nets colleague Jim Spanarkel also worked the world feed of the 2013 NBA Finals. Eagle has also handled play-by-play for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on CBS, and the French Open for Tennis Channel. He has covered the last 10 US Opens for CBS and was the voice for the Sony PSP 2010 NBA video game with Kenny Smith. From 2005-2008, Eagle hosted a variety of shows on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including "Full Court Press" and 'The Phil Jackson Show."

In 2013, he began hosting the Stars on Sports show on CBS, on which he interviews entertainers about sports. Among those he has interviewed are Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, LL Cool J and Ron Howard.

For 14 summers, Eagle served as the lead instructor of the Sports Broadcasting Camp for children. Eagle resides in New Jersey with his wife Alisa and two children.
Sarah Kustok joined the YES Network as its Brooklyn Nets reporter in 2012 after spending three years with Comcast SportsNet Chicago as a reporter and anchor. At YES, Kustok covers the Nets within its game telecasts and pre- and post-game shows, the Nets Magazine series, other Nets programming, and on YESNetwork.com.

In March 2016, Kustok served as solo analyst for two Nets games on YES. She was part of YES' Nets broadcast team which won the 2014 New York Emmy Award for Best Live Sports Series.

In addition, for the past three seasons, Kustok has provided analysis for FOX Sports 1's Big East women's regular season college basketball telecasts and has been the network's studio analyst for its Big 12 and Big East women's basketball tournaments.

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 12 of the last 13 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 95 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.

During her time at CSN Chicago, Kustok covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Blackhawks as the network's reporter. She also had been anchoring sportscasts on WMAQ-TV (NBC) in Chicago. She joined CSN Chicago in 2009 as a feature reporter and occasional anchor on the network's SportsNet Central show. Prior to working at CSN, Kustok also earned experience at ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter and appeared on Versus (now NBC Sports Network).

A 2004 Communications/Media Studies graduate of DePaul, Kustok played a key role as the Blue Demons women's basketball team reached the NCAA tournament twice, after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. She was captain both of those seasons, and the team was ranked in the Top 25 each season. She currently ranks fourth at the school in career three-point field goal percentage, and during the 2003 season she posted the third-highest single-season three-point field goal percentage in program history.

Kustok was an assistant women's basketball coach at DePaul during the 2005-2006 season, helping the team to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time in program history. She was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

Past Speakers

  • Yogi Berra – Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Kenny Albert – 1050 ESPN (Rangers Radio), Fox TV
  • Kevin Burkhardt - FOX Sports
  • Bob Lorenz – YES
  • Gary Cohen – SNY – Mets
  • Jared Greenberg – Turner Sports, NBATV
  • Sparky Lyle – Somerset Patriots
  • Ken Daneyko – NJ Devils – MSG
  • David Tyree - New York Giants
  • Willie Colon - New York Jets
  • Eric LeGrand - Rutgers Football Network
  • Dale Berra – Former Yankee, Pirate
  • Alla Abdelnaby - Sixers TV, CBS Sports Net
  • Leandra Reilly Lardner – First Female NBA Announcer
  • Jenna Wolfe – NBC – Today Show, weekends
  • Matt Loughlin – WFAN – Devils
  • Sam Rosen – MSG, Fox – Rangers
  • Evan Roberts – WFAN Radio
  • Sweeny Murti - WFAN, YES Network - Yankees
  • Bob Wischusen – ESPN, 1050 Radio - Jets
  • Chris Carlin – Rutgers, SNY – Mets
  • Otis Livingston – CBS
  • Frank Isola – NY Daily News, ESPN, SNY
  • Tina Cervasio – MSG Network – Knicks/Red Bulls
  • Scott Clark – WABC TV
  • Gary Apple – SNY
  • Steve Cangialosi – NJ Devils and Red Bulls TV
  • Ed Cohen - CBS Sports Network
  • Bryan DeNovellis – News 12 NJ
  • George Ruthauser – New Jersey Jackals
  • Justin Antweil – Somerset Patriots
  • Hal Lanier – Sussex Skyhawks

Alumni (partial list)

  • Kevin Barry
  • Adam Feldfogel
  • Peter Della Penna
  • Joe Garofalo
  • Christopher Haring
  • Greg Brzozowski
  • Jay Alter
  • Mike Sotsky
  • Mark Sell
  • Joel Godett
  • Gary Kowal
  • Justin Antweil
  • Tom Quinlan
  • Ben Fontana
  • Sean McChesney
  • Jackson Roberts
  • Jaret Gold
  • Jake Schmied
  • Matt Kardos
  • Kyle Crooks
  • Sean Martin
  • John Galletley
  • Tom Prizeman
  • Ryan Krasnoo
  • CBS 2 Iowa
  • scout.com
  • ESPN.com
  • ESPN
  • MLB Productions
  • ABC Columbia
  • Big East Digital
  • Harvard Athletics
  • Rutgers Athletics RVision
  • Ball State Athletics
  • Monmouth Athletics
  • Bucknell Athletics
  • 1510 WMEX Boston
  • 92.3 The Fan Cleveland
  • WMSC Radio
  • Ithaca College
  • My Weather Concierge
  • Sports Writer
  • MLB.com
  • 109.9 WYNY
  • InsidetheStar.com
  • SoMuchSports.com
  • Bellingham Bells (West Coast League)
  • Seattle Sounders