Josh Maurer was named "Voice of the Minutemen" in July 2008. The 2013-14 will mark his sixth year serving as the play-by-play announcer of UMass football and men's basketball on the UMass Sports Network. He also hosts the Bud Light UMass Football and Basketball radio shows in addition to hosting and producing the TV show UMass Sports Insider, which can be seen on Comcast SportsNet New England and Fox College Sports Atlantic. Maurer was honored by the Associated Press in each of the last four years for the "Best College Sports Play-by-Play" in the region for his work on the UMass Sports Network.
After serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting at UMass until March 2012, Maurer joined the broadcast team of the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, prior to the 2012 campaign.
Maurer (pronounced MOU-er) came to UMass after calling football and men's basketball at Charleston Southern, where he also hosted the weekly coaches show and worked in the media relations office. Along with calling games at CSU, Maurer spent four seasons as the voice of the Charleston RiverDogs, the New York Yankees' Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, since 2005. He also aided the RiverDogs media relations office in various roles.
Prior to working for CSU, Maurer handled several duties at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. From 2003-06, he was the play-by-play voice of the Hawks, director of broadcasting and assistant sports information director.
Maurer called games at his alma mater, the University of Maryland in College Park from 2000-03 where he was also the sports director and news director for WMUC Radio. Maurer had the privilege of calling the Terrapins' 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball title game victory and the 2002 Orange Bowl.
He also has various other experiences including working two years for ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" television show. Maurer has also worked in production with the Philadelphia Phillies television network as an assistant producer; with Comcast SportsNet Television as an associate producer for the "Sportsnite" show; handling various broadcast and media relations duties with the Brockton Rox baseball team in Massachusetts of the Can-Am League; calling games for the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League and for Westwood One/CBS Sports Radio in the Washington D.C., office.
The 32-year-old Maurer, who is a native Wynnewood, Pa., grew up in the Atlantic 10-rich Philadelphia area.
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