- Staff Reporter
THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University Athletics has named Jack Benjamin as the new “Voice of the Colonels”, Director of Athletics Matt Roan announced Wednesday.
Benjamin joins the Colonels after serving as the primary TV play-by-play voice for football streams at Davidson, where he also hosted the weekly Coach’s Show and called games for the men’s basketball team on ESPN+. He replaces Bryant Johnson, who recently accepted a broadcast position at Virginia Tech after four years as the Colonels’ play-by-play voice.
“I am thrilled to join the Nicholls community and I look forward to discovering and sharing the stories of the student-athletes,” Benjamin said. “I know I have big shoes to fill in replacing a terrific broadcaster like Bryant Johnson. I can’t wait to call the Colonels Football home opener this Saturday.”
Benjamin brings a wealth of broadcast experience to the bayou. He served as a play-by-play voice for various sports for a host of Division I schools, including the University of Virginia (UVA), University of Tennessee, St. John’s (NY), Winthrop, Wofford, and South Carolina Upstate for games broadcast on ESPN platforms, including ESPN3/+, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network+.
On the radio airwaves, Benjamin called games for Florida International (FIU) Football, UVA Women’s Basketball, Winthrop Men’s Basketball, and Davidson Baseball.
“We’re excited to have Jack join our team and Colonel Nation,” Roan said. “We are flattered by the interest in the position, but Jack stood out because of his ability, energy, and familiarity. We have no doubt that Jack will pick up where Bryant left off and continue pushing our TV, video, and radio efforts forward.”
Benjamin attended Santa Clara University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication in June 2018. A month earlier, he was named an All-American and ranked as the third most outstanding collegiate broadcaster in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA).