Pretty cool! Congratulations to Mr. Hahn!
Gary Hahn would probably joke with you that heâ€™ll roll the state sportscaster award now that Woody Durham is retired.
But Hahn would be ultimately modest in doing so. The 1974 graduate of Butler and voice of N.C. State sports for the last 21 years will accept his first N.C. Sportscaster of the Year award Monday night. He paid tribute to Durham, a common face at the NSSA most years, at a recent golf tournament.
â€œI asked Woody, â€˜How many of these NSSA awards have you won,â€™ â€ said Hahn Saturday from the NSSA welcome reception at the Holiday Inn. â€œHe said it was in double figures. I said, â€˜Well, there you go folks.â€™ Heâ€™s won all of these awards in 40 years, Iâ€™m just getting my first.â€
This topic was discussed on our message forums earlier in the week and can be seen by clicking here. There are some interesting comments there.
Considering I’ve worked in the business, I know the respect he has … and … have a pretty dadgum good gage of talent on the air. Hahn is talent. As a matter of fact, The Pathers tried to lure him away when they launched as an expansion team.
Gary is a Christian. So is Johnnie Evans. I would have loved to hear his testimony in the guest sermon (@packpowerfan).
Who would be better than Hahn in the ACC? Woody (3rd and 8. ~ Check that, 4th and 20) Durham? Bob (And the Duke Bench has come unglued) Harris? The announcers on ESPNU? ESPN3.com? Give me a break.
I’d take Gary Hahn and Tony Hanes any day over some of the washed-up has beens out there.