Mike Patrick Biography
Michael Patrick is a retired American sportscaster, known for his long tenure with ESPN. Patrick also is known for having play-by-play of Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football and basketball games for Jefferson-Pilot (now Lincoln Financial Sports) between 1984 and 1986.
Mike Patrick Age
Patrick was born on September 9th, 1944 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, US. He is 74 years old as of 2018.
Mike Patrick Family | Young
There is no information about Patrick’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.
Mike Patrick Married Wife
Patrick is married to his wife Janet, the pair resides in northern Virginia with his wife. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Mike Patrick Career
Patrick began his broadcasting career in the fall of 1966 at WVSC-Radio in Somerset, Pennsylvania. In 1970, he was named Sports Director at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, where he provided play-by-play for Jacksonville Sharks’ World Football League (WFL) telecasts (1973–74). He also called Jacksonville University basketball games on both radio and television.
From 1975 until 1982 he worked for WJLA-TV as a sports reporter and weekend anchor. During this period, Patrick also did play-by-play for Maryland Terrapins football and basketball broadcasts as well as Washington Redskins pre-season games. Beginning in 1982, Patrick worked for ESPN, where he is best known for his role as play-by-play announcer on the network’s Sunday Night Football telecasts, with Paul Maguire and Joe Theismann from 1987–2005. Patrick was briefly replaced in 2004 by Pat Summerall, while he recovered from heart bypass surgery.
He has also called college football, men’s and women’s college basketball, and the College World Series for the network, as well as several NFL playoff games for ABC Sports while the network held the Monday Night Football television package. In 2006, Patrick became the lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN on College Football Primetime, along with Todd Blackledge and field reporter Holly Rowe. In July 2009, ESPN announced that Patrick would begin calling Saturday afternoon ESPN/ABC college football for the 2009 college football season, which he did through 2017.
In addition, Patrick called the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship from 1996 through 2009 and the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska from 2003 until 2014. On February 21, 2018, Patrick retired from ESPN after 35 years with the network.
Mike Patrick Net Worth
Mike estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
Mike Patrick Twitter
Departed ESPN play-by-play voice Mike Patrick says he was ‘appalled’ to call game off-site
Over the past few years, ESPN (among other networks) has experimented with having broadcasters, particularly in college sports, call games from a faraway studio instead of on-site. The practice infuriates coaches, antagonizes commentators and disservices fans, but because it helps the network save money on production and travel costs, it’s probably here to stay.
Among those virulently opposed to the off-site broadcast trend is Mike Patrick, the longtime play-by-play man who left ESPN last month after 35 years at the network. In an interview with the website Sports Announcers Report Card, Patrick did not mince words on the subject.