In addition to the basketball opportunities, STAA client Nick Anastos
was kept on-call as an emergency fill-in for the University of Virginia Football Network at Boston College
joins Dayton Dragons baseball booth
(March 4, 2010) Nick Anastos
is adding affiliated baseball to his
growing play-by-play resume.
An STAA client, Anastos has joined the Dayton Dragons as No. 2 broadcaster and Assistant Media Relations Director.
The Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Dragons
are one of minor league baseball's model franchises.
They have led Class-A
in attendance for 10 consecutive years; they hold the all-time Class-A single-season attendance record and have sold out 704 consecutive games.
In Dayton, Anastos will be working alongside Dragons' Broadcasting and Media Relations Director Tom Nichols.
"I get to really learn how things are run at the top levels in terms of an organization in the minor leagues," Anastos
Anastos has spent the past two seasons as the basketball and baseball broadcaster at NCAA Division I University of Maryland-Eastern Shore while working as a graduate assistant in the university's sports information department.
plans on continuing in those roles.
has also broadcast baseball play-by-play in the independent Can-Am League.
spent last fall as the color analyst on Delaware State University football broadcasts.
The Dayton opportunity came about for Anastos
learned Vispoli had departed.
STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik introduced Anastos to Nichols.
has put me in contact with different people from different organizations and has increased my personal contacts," Anastos
Since becoming a client since 2006, Anastos
has also regularly taken advantage of STAA's talent coaching and attended STAA's play-by-play seminar in Las Vegas in 2008.
"The talent coaching has given me different goals to work on, identified area for improvement, provided suggestions on how to make broadcasts more interesting and helped me improve my weaknesses," Anastos
"It has been very helpful.
has also had his
demo and resume constructed by STAA).