Jeff Cohen has been appointed as Broadcast Director for LEARFIELD’s Seminole Sports Properties and will serve as a voice for Florida state football and men’s basketball.
Culhane brings 20 years of multimedia experience to Seminoles, including roles in building radio affiliate networks as well as broadcast assignments in Nebraska, West Virginia and North Dakota. He has extensive experience growing radio networks by adding new partners and producing original content, including daily shows, weekly features, and podcasts highlighting student-athletes and coaches in each programme.
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“Jeff Cohen is an exciting hiring for our department and the fans,” said Michael Alford, IAAF vice president and director of athletics. “He is a talented and experienced play-by-play voice who has invited many Posteason games across numerous sports while creating content for the shows he has worked with and their radio networks. This position has attracted interest nationwide, and Jeff’s unique abilities have continued to rise to prominence. Summit. I look forward to how Jeff will help tell the stories of student-athletes, coaches and the department through this expanded role.”
For the past six years, Cohan has been the voice of North Dakota State football, men’s basketball, and baseball. In his role at NDSU, Culhane was a stage announcer for four FCS National Championship games, two NCAA men’s basketball appearances and one NCAA baseball regional appearance. He also coordinated Bison Radio Network affiliate relationships while developing a sports radio station in Fargo and hosting a daily show on the network.
“It’s a really great honor to be called a stage voice in the Seminoles, Florida,” Culhane said. “Following in the footsteps of a legend like Jane Dickerhoff is both an opportunity and a challenge that I will look forward to living up to each day. My family and I can’t wait to get to Tallahassee and immerse myself in all the Florida traditions. Go Knowles!”
Culhane handled play-by-play duties for women’s basketball and baseball in West Virginia from 2013 to 2016 while also hosting the Mountaineer Tailgate Show and 5th Quarter Show football as well as the Mountaineer Insider Podcast, a weekly feature of the official WVU Athletics website. In Nebraska from 2007 to 2013, he produced and served as a studio host for broadcasts of football, men’s basketball, and baseball. In addition, he hosted Sports Nightly and The Nebraska High School Scoreboard Show.
“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the passionate Nole family,” said Caleb Swan, general manager of Seminole Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder at FSU Athletics. “His extensive knowledge related to the College Radio Networks along with his experience in the Big Ten and Big 12 and inviting to several Bison Football Leagues, will be a valuable asset to the State of Florida.”
Prior to his time in Nebraska, Culhane was the stage voice for women’s basketball in South Dakota, and held several radio roles across the state from 2001-2007.
Culhane will begin his new role on July 1 and launch his first FSU competition on August 27 in the football season opener against Duquesne.
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