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Gene Deckerhoff

Director of Electronic Media

Seminole Boosters Inc

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Seminole Boosters Inc

225 University Center Suite C-1500

Tallahassee, Florida 32306

United States

Company Description

Seminole Student Boosters, was created in Spring 2004 and is an organization sponsored by Seminole Boosters, Inc , the only organization on campus to be supported and funded by this non-profit organization. Seminole Student Boosters main purpose is to e ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

co-Sports Director

WCTV

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Founder
Gene Deckerhoff

Education

Bachelors Degree

International Relations

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Gene Deckerhoff has been the play-by-play announcer for both Florida State and Tampa Bay since 1989. He began his time as the Voice of the Seminoles in 1979.
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PANAMA CITY BEACH - Gene Deckerhoff doesn't mind all the travel. Just don't ask him to go to Green Bay, Wis., anytime soon.
That's not to say he doesn't like the small, blue-collar town full of Packers football fans known for their dedication and toughness. It's just a chore to get to, he said, and the trips have been the most cumbersome in his close to 50 years in the broadcasting business. The jaunts to the Midwest have been some of the most memorable for the "Voice of the Seminoles" who also has shared his distinctive tones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1989.
Deckerhoff, 67, recounted his days in football, and other sports, while joining hundreds of Seminole Boosters at a casino night and auction function Friday at Majestic Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. Deckerhoff and FSU coach Jimbo Fisher arrived late after driving instead of flying due to weather. It was just another example of how Deckerhoff makes it to his destination despite minor pitfalls along the way.
The Florida Sports Hall of Famer provides play-by-play each Saturday Florida State plays then drives and jets off to wherever Tampa Bay plays the following Sunday. This fall will be the 25th year he's done both gigs and he's yet to miss a Bucs game.
"I've been asked 'what happens if the plane has mechanical problems' and I say it's out of my hands," Deckerhoff said. "Luckily things have worked out so far, knock on wood, and it's been a great run."
Deckerhoff recalled two trips to Green Bay, both of which he said were the closest he came to missing a Tampa Bay game thanks to logistical problems. One trip involved covering FSU's game with rival Florida in Gainesville at night, driving to Tampa, catching a 6:30 a.m. flight to Chicago then hopping a "little plane to Green Bay. He arrived at Lambeau Field as late as three minutes before one kickoff.
"Green Bay by far has been the toughest trip, plus we also lose when we go there," Deckerhoff said. "I was so happy in 2002 when the NFL realigned the divisions because it meant we didn't have to go to Chicago or Green Bay all the time."
Deckerhoff, who resided in Panama City in 1968-69 and currently lives in Tallahassee, did miss the first half of the Bucs' encounter with the Washington Redskins due to delayed flights. The Bucs led at halftime. He called the second half and the Bucs lost.
That's merely a coincidence, he said, and he doesn't harbor any sort of superstition in the matter. He's been around long enough to know football is an unpredictable game on its own regardless of consistency, or lack thereof, in the broadcast booth. He's embodied that consistency, however, and FSU fans have come to know him as a steady voice for not only football, but men's basketball and baseball on radio and television as well as being a part of the Bobby Bowden Show for 25 years.
He remembers every color commentator he's worked with, which is impressive given the extensive nature of the list. His current partner is former Seminole William Floyd, who brings an energetic presence to the broadcast, Deckerhoff said.
The group of former football players to share time with Deckerhoff also includes but is not limited to Scott Bradley, Vic Prinzi, Peter Tom Willis, Dave Logan and Dave Moore.
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Each brought a different take to the role and Deckerhoff cherished the years spent with them. He also worked with former professional wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Ventura and local Tampa sports personality Al Keck were part of a three-man team with Deckerhoff starting in 1989.
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It didn't hurt, Deckerhoff said, and he worked with Ventura for two years.
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"He (Ventura) was a colorful character and something else," Deckerhoff said.
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Experienced color commentators with a history in the game became the norm for Deckerhoff, who first described touchdowns for FSU in 1979.
Deckerhoff credited his partners with helping him become a better broadcaster.
"I never played the game so everything I learned about football I learned from the guys I worked with," Deckerhoff said.
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"Seattle is about as far as you can get from Tallahassee," Deckerhoff said.
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Deckerhoff has logged many miles, seen many games with more to come By Brad Milner | News Herald Writer
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PANAMA CITY BEACH - Gene Deckerhoff doesn't mind all the travel. Just don't ask him to go to Green Bay, Wis., anytime soon.
That's not to say he doesn't like the small, blue-collar town full of Packers football fans known for their dedication and toughness. It's just a chore to get to, he said, and the trips have been the most cumbersome in his close to 50 years in the broadcasting business. The jaunts to the Midwest have been some of the most memorable for the "Voice of the Seminoles" who also has shared his distinctive tones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1989.
Deckerhoff, 67, recounted his days in football, and other sports, while joining hundreds of Seminole Boosters at a casino night and auction function Friday at Majestic Beach Resort in Panama City Beach. Deckerhoff and FSU coach Jimbo Fisher arrived late after driving instead of flying due to weather. It was just another example of how Deckerhoff makes it to his destination despite minor pitfalls along the way.
The Florida Sports Hall of Famer provides play-by-play each Saturday Florida State plays then drives and jets off to wherever Tampa Bay plays the following Sunday. This fall will be the 25th year he's done both gigs and he's yet to miss a Bucs game.
"I've been asked 'what happens if the plane has mechanical problems' and I say it's out of my hands," Deckerhoff said. "Luckily things have worked out so far, knock on wood, and it's been a great run."
Deckerhoff recalled two trips to Green Bay, both of which he said were the closest he came to missing a Tampa Bay game thanks to logistical problems. One trip involved covering FSU's game with rival Florida in Gainesville at night, driving to Tampa, catching a 6:30 a.m. flight to Chicago then hopping a "little plane to Green Bay. He arrived at Lambeau Field as late as three minutes before one kickoff.
"Green Bay by far has been the toughest trip, plus we also lose when we go there," Deckerhoff said. "I was so happy in 2002 when the NFL realigned the divisions because it meant we didn't have to go to Chicago or Green Bay all the time."
Deckerhoff, who resided in Panama City in 1968-69 and currently lives in Tallahassee, did miss the first half of the Bucs' encounter with the Washington Redskins due to delayed flights. The Bucs led at halftime. He called the second half and the Bucs lost.
That's merely a coincidence, he said, and he doesn't harbor any sort of superstition in the matter. He's been around long enough to know football is an unpredictable game on its own regardless of consistency, or lack thereof, in the broadcast booth. He's embodied that consistency, however, and FSU fans have come to know him as a steady voice for not only football, but men's basketball and baseball on radio and television as well as being a part of the Bobby Bowden Show for 25 years.
He remembers every color commentator he's worked with, which is impressive given the extensive nature of the list. His current partner is former Seminole William Floyd, who brings an energetic presence to the broadcast, Deckerhoff said.
The group of former football players to share time with Deckerhoff also includes but is not limited to Scott Bradley, Vic Prinzi, Peter Tom Willis, Dave Logan and Dave Moore.
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Each brought a different take to the role and Deckerhoff cherished the years spent with them. He also worked with former professional wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Ventura and local Tampa sports personality Al Keck were part of a three-man team with Deckerhoff starting in 1989.
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It didn't hurt, Deckerhoff said, and he worked with Ventura for two years.
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"He (Ventura) was a colorful character and something else," Deckerhoff said.
...
Experienced color commentators with a history in the game became the norm for Deckerhoff, who first described touchdowns for FSU in 1979.
Deckerhoff credited his partners with helping him become a better broadcaster.
"I never played the game so everything I learned about football I learned from the guys I worked with," Deckerhoff said.
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"Seattle is about as far a


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Gene Deckerhoff

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From Little League fields in Ft. Walton Beach and Jacksonville, and junior high and high school gyms around Jacksonville, Gene Deckerhoff grew up around sports.As a kid he kept home made score cards on baseball games broadcast over radio.

He was honored as a Little League All-Star, and named Basketball All-City as a senior at Forrest High School in Jacksonville.His 32 points in a game against Lake City HS was a school record that stood for several years.As a freshman he was the starting point guard and second leading scorer on the St. Johns River Junior College Vikings basketball team that won the State Junior College Championship.
Gene began his broadcasting career as a direct result of his sports participation.
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And in 1964, Gene successfully passed the FCC License exam for broadcasters and began working "behind the mike".His first sports assignment was as engineer/announcer of a little league all star game in Palatka during the summer of 1965.
In 1966, while finishing work on a Bachelors Degree in International Relations, Gene became evening announcer at WGGG in Gainesville, Florida.He began his sports broadcasting career at the station when WGGG needed "someone who knew something about basketball" to broadcast high school games
After four and a half years in management and sales with Southern Bell Telephone and General Foods Corporation, Gene re-started his broadcast career at WTRL in Bradenton, Florida.He spent a year as a weekend "part-time" announcer, then began full time work at the station in 1972 as a DJ, account executive and sports announcer.
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Gene began his television career in September 1976 as the original Sports Director at WECA (now WTXL) channel 27, an ABC affiliate in Tallahassee.He continued to broadcast daily 2 minute radio sports shows on WGLF-FM in Tallahassee.In January 1978, Gene became co-sports director at WCTV-TV, channel 6, a CBS affiliate in Tallahassee.In 1979 Gene auditioned for the FSU Football Play-by-play job.Among the finalists for the position was the late Tom Meese (ESPN)
Gene was named "Voice of the Seminoles" in the summer of 1979, and his first broadcast of Seminole play-by-play was in September when FSU opened the season against Southern Miss.The 'Noles went undefeated during the regular season and played in the schools first New Years Day Bowl vs Oklahoma.
"Voice of the Seminoles"
In 1980, Gene began co-hosting the weekly "Bobby Bowden Show".The program was produced by WCTV and aired state-wide during football season.
In November 1983, Gene was named Director of Electronic Media for Seminole Boosters Inc.His primary duties were coordination of the Seminole Radio Network, and Executive Producer of the Bobby Bowden Show, and subsequently "The Pat Kennedy Show".He sold all advertising for the television programs, negotiated all TV contracts with stations throughout Florida and in Atlanta, and acted as talent on both shows.He also began producing "Great Moments in FSU Football" with Burt Reynolds.The Great moments Series debuted in the fall of 1984 and has been on the Bobby Bowden Show for 21 consecutive seasons.
During 1983-85 Gene was the play-by-play "Voice of the Tampa Bay Bandits" of the USFL.Gene teamed with his FSU color analyst Vic Prinzi for the three years the team and the league were in business, broadcasting many memorable games coached by Steve Spurrier.
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In 1989, Gene was named "Voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers" and was hired by flagship station WRBQ to broadcast all Buc's games with the unique team of Deckerhoff, Jessie "The Body" Ventura and local TV personality Al Keck.
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In 1991, WQYK-Infinity Broadcasting acquired the broadcast rights and Gene continued as the "Voice of the Buc's" teaming with former Buc's defensive standout Dave Logan.
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In 1999 Gene was joined in the booth by former Buc's linebacker Scott Brantley.
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Since 2006, Gene has teamed up with former Bucaneer linebacker, Hardy Nickerson, in the Buc's booth and TJ Rive on the sidelines.
"Voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers"
In 1990 and 1991, Gene acted as host of the Ray Perkins/Richard Williamson Show on WTOG Channel 44 in Tampa-St.Petersburg.
In 1990, Gene started Gene Deckerhoff Productions specializing in sports play-by-play announcing, and the production of television and radio commercials and videos.Among his recent clients are Tallahassee Lincoln-Mercury, Pepco RV Center, Beef O'Brady's, Edy's Ice Cream, NAPA Auto Parts, and EA Sports He also is under contract with The Buccaneers Radio Network, Host Communications - FSU Seminoles Sports Network, and Sun Sports.
As voice of the Florida State Seminoles, Gene has broadcast three national championship football games - 1998,1999 and 2000.
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Gene worked for WTOG Tampa-St.Pete as Voice of the Tampa Bay Storm and for Sunshine Network as Voice of the Orlando Predators - both teams are members of the Arena Football League - for a total of eight seasons.
In 2002, Gene and his Buccaneer's Radio Network teammates broadcast the most successful season in Tampa Bay history, culminating in the Buc's Super Bowl XXXVII victory over the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003.With that broadcast in San Diego, Gene became the only "team radio voice" to have broadcast a college championship and a super bowl championship game for a winning team.During Gene's forty plus year broadcast career, he has accumulated numerous awards.He has been named Florida Sportscaster of the Year ten times (more than any other sports announcer in Florida).He received the prestigious "Silver Medal Award" from the Tallahassee Advertising Federation in 1991.Gene was judged "Best Play-by- Play" Announcer (17 straight years-1979-1996) by the Florida Sportscasters Association.The award has not been given since 1996.
Gene and PT get ready for some football
Bucs Super Bowl XXXVII victory
In 2000, Gene was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, becoming just the 4th sports broadcaster to be enshrined in the FSHOF.In 2002, Gene was named recipient of the Moore-Stone Award and inducted into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame.Gene was also honored by FSU with the Florida State University Circle of Gold Medal for outstanding service to the university.
In November 2004, Gene will be inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Assocation Hall of Fame.
It's a great day for a ball game!
Gene is the father of three sons and six grandchildren.He and his wife Ann reside in Tallahassee.
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