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Television

Alan York Mike Tilley
Nick Pierce Matt Warner
Jamie Hall Clement Townsend
Chris Wygal Paul Rutigliano
Ray Jones Erin Hagen
  Lyndsay Keith
  Chierstin Susel
  Rett McGibbon

 

Radio Staff

Alan York 
Radio Play-by-Play Announcer and Flames Sports Desk Host

Alan York is in his fifth season as the radio “Voice of the Flames.” A native of Mount Airy, N.C., York handles radio play-by-play for Liberty football and men’s basketball games and also hosts the “Flames Sports Hotline” radio show. A veteran announcer with tremendous experience, York served 12 years as an assistant production manager for ISP, a sports marketing firm in Winston-Salem, N.C., specializing in college athletics, where he was the lead broadcaster for the “ACC National Game of the Week” in football. York also has experience broadcasting for Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Florida State, and East Carolina men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games. Additionally, he has called minor league baseball games for the Winston-Salem Warthogs, the class-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Nick Pierce 
Football Sideline Reporter/Baseball Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Nick Pierce is in his fifth year as audio coordinator for Liberty Athletics. An integral part of LFSN radio broadcasts, Pierce serves as the pregame show host and sideline reporter for all Liberty football games as well as the play-by-play broadcaster for all baseball games and select men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and softball games. Pierce also hosts the “Flames Minute,” a daily radio show updating fans with the latest news from the world of Flames Athletics. A native of Atlanta, Ga., Pierce studied broadcast journalism at Liberty, graduating with a degree in communication in 2007.

Jamie Hall 
Women's Basketball Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Jamie Hall is in his 20th year at LFSN. Hall has provided radio play-by-play coverage of Liberty women’s basketball since the 1994-95 season. During this tenure, he has broadcast 14 NCAA tournaments, including the 2005 Sweet Sixteen. Hall’s multiple contributions to LFSN include sideline reporting for football, play-by-play for soccer, softball, baseball, and hockey as well as TV play-by-play, color commentary, and halftime reports for volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. He also serves as the station manager for 90.9 FM The Light. A native of Wytheville, Va., Hall graduated from Liberty in 1997 with a degree in communication.

Chris Wygal
Producer and Engineer

Chris Wygal is in his 11th year as the broadcast engineer and on-site game day producer for LFSN. A Charleston, W.Va., native, Wygal began working with LFSN after graduating from Liberty in 2002. Wygal serves as the studio engineer at Victory FM where he oversees flagship and network automation systems and ensures that the broadcast facility remains operational and up-to-date. Additionally, Wygal provides extra voice and on-air talent.

Ray Jones
Volleyball Play-by-Play Announcer

Ray Jones is in his 23rd year with LFSN providing play-by-play and color commentary for Liberty athletics. Jones first called Liberty athletics in 1981 while working at the campus radio station. Since then, he has been a play-by-play television announcer for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, wrestling, and ice hockey, and has also provided color commentary for Flames Football. Throughout his career, Jones has called sports events for The Big South Television Network, Comcast Sports, and The Inspiration Network. A native of Fairfield, Ohio, Jones graduated from Liberty in 1984 with a degree in communication.

 

Television Staff

Mike Tilley 
LFSN Play-by-Play Announcer

Mike Tilley is in his 27th season covering Liberty University Athletics, serving since 1987 as an LFSN television play-by-play announcer. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Tilley has served as TV host and play-by-play announcer for both the Southern and Sun Belt conferences. He has announced national and regional games for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN-GamePlan, Fox Sports, MASN, CSS, INSP, JUCE, and several major network affiliates throughout the country.

Matt Warner

LFSN Football Color Analyst and “Game On” Anchor

Matt Warner joined LFSN in December 2013. A native of Kansas City, Mo., Warner began his career as a sports anchor in local television. In the past six years he has served as a sports anchor in three different markets — KETK in Texas, WDAY in North Dakota, and KSPR in Missouri. 

Warner currently serves as one of the anchors on LFSN’s daily 30-minute sports television show “Game On.”

Clement Townsend

LFSN TV Analyst and “Game On” Anchor

Clement Townsend, Jr. Clement Townsend is in his first season as a commentator for LFSN, serving as one of the anchors on “Game On.” Before arriving in Lynchburg, Townsend worked in local news for 13 years as a sports anchor and reporter in Texas and Alabama. Townsend has covered both professional and college sports, including three Division I football national championships, multiple bowl games, Super Bowl XLVII, the NBA All-Star Game, and several LPGA tournaments. A native of Chicago, Ill., Townsend graduated with a degree in broadcasting from Temple University.

Paul Rutigliano
LFSN TV/Radio Analyst/Commentator

Paul Rutigliano is in his ninth year with LFSN. A former college football coach, Rutigliano brings a unique insider’s perspective to the network, providing viewers with insight into the Liberty Flames athletics program. In addition to working as a TV analyst, Rutigliano also serves as the assistant athletic director for Liberty Flames football operations.

Erin Hagen
Flames Sports Desk Co-host

Erin Hagen is in her sixth year as a commentator and host for LFSN. The Glendale, Ariz., native provides color commentary for Lady Flames Volleyball broadcasts and serves as the pregame, halftime, and postgame host for Flames Football broadcasts. As the associate athletics director and senior woman administrator, Hagen oversees eight Liberty women’s sports programs and serves as the athletic department’s Title IX coordinator. A former standout for Lady Flames Volleyball from 2000-03, Hagen holds an undergraduate degree in sport management as well as a graduate degree in business administration from Liberty.

 

Lyndsay Keith

LFSN Sideline Reporter and “Game On” Host

Lyndsay Keith

Lyndsay Keith joined LFSN in November 2013 and is currently a host on “Game On.” After graduating from Northland International University with a degree in counseling, Keith completed a master’s in communication studies at Liberty. Prior to joining LFSN, Keith worked at Liberty as the director of Convocation. As director, she produced each program and hosted numerous speakers. Keith has also served on a presidential campaign and traveled around the country with the national press corps.

Chierstin Susel
LFSN Sideline Reporter and “Game On” Reporter

Chiersten SuselChierstin Susel initially joined the LFSN team in 2013 as a reporter and producer for “Game On,” and has served in multiple roles at the network, debuting this year as a sideline reporter for Liberty Flames Football.

Susel received her degree in journalism and mass communications from Arizona State University in 2013. While in college, she was a student correspondent for ESPNU Campus Connection, co-produced and hosted a show for Fox Sports Arizona, and was a multimedia producer and news anchor for “Cronkite News,” which received the BEA-award for best collegiate newscast in the nation.

 

Rett McGibbon
LFSN Sideline Reporter and “Game On” Reporter

Rhett McGibbonThis year, Rett McGibbon joins the LFSN football broadcast team on the sidelines. Applying his talents in multiple roles, McGibbon rotates between the hockey broadcast booth, reporting for “Game On,” and coaching the Flames ACHA Division III men’s hockey team. McGibbon graduated from Liberty in 2008 with a degree in mathematics and bio-chemistry.