“THE CONVERSATION” Episode #46 With Mike Corey, Play-By-Play Commentator, ESPN

April 14, 2020


Mike Corey is a college sports play-by-play commentator for ESPN, having joined the network in 2011. Corey regularly calls a variety of sports with an emphasis on football, basketball and lacrosse games. Among Corey’s highlights in his near decade with the network:

  • Six Bowl games on ESPN and ESPN Radio
  • Numerous marquee men’s college basketball games, including Top 25 match-ups, the NIT, and the American Athletic Conference Tournament
  • NCAA Women’s College Basketball Tournament action
  • NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship each year

In addition to his ESPN career, Corey has been the voice of NBC’s Summer Olympic Field Hockey coverage each of the last three Olympic cycles (2016 Rio, 2012 London, 2008 Beijing) and has also worked for FOX and CBS during his television career, which began in 2002.  His professional career began in radio, as he was named Voice of the Delaware Blue Hens in 1999, a job he continued until 2012. In addition to his NBC experience, he also broadcasted Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating for two Winter Olympics with Westwood One (2010 Vancouver, 2006 Torino).

While at the University of Delaware, Corey was a three-time winner for Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2010, 2005, 2003) by the National Sports Media Association and a four-time winner of Best Presentation and Sports play-by-play by the Delaware Press Association.

Corey grew up in Brattleboro, VT and graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BA in Communications in 1999.  Corey and his wife Stephanie have a daughter, Delaney, born on November 8, 2018.  They live in Marlton, NJ.

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