NORFOLK, Virginia – Old Dominion University Track and Field announced that longtime Hampton Roads area sports broadcaster Matthew Hatfield has been hired as the ODU Women’s Basketball Team Announcer.
“I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” said Hatfield. “Old Dominion women’s basketball has such a rich and rich tradition that compares to the best in the country. Put simply, it is a revered program not only state and region wide, but well known for its excellence and longevity nationally. I grew up listening to and attending ODU games for several years. Being on the pitch for them now to describe the action of one of the bases of The sport’s most loyal and passionate fans will be a real treat. I am privileged and honored to join the monarch family. “
A native of Virginia Beach, Hatfield has covered the sport in the state for nearly two decades. He joined VirginiaPreps.com in December 2004 and became the publisher of the site in 2016. He has covered football and basketball statewide for the site, ranked the best high school sports site. on the Rivals.com network powered by Yahoo! Sports, and formed the VirginiaPreps.com Basketball Classic, a showcase event that has showcased some of the best teams and players from across the state for over 12 years.
From 2011 to 2016, Hatfield co-hosted the Sports Report on Cox TV and served as an on-air broadcast talent for football and basketball shows on the now-defunct Hampton Roads Sports Network. In 2010, he was hired by Max Media and hosted a weekly or daily show on ESPN Radio 94.1 FM for 11 years, making him the longest-serving active local sports radio host in Tidewater Market. He currently hosts the 757 Saturday Sports Talk from 10 a.m. to noon on ESPN Radio 94.1.
Periodically, Hatfield also contributes to various print and online media including the Suffolk News Herald, Tar Heel Illustrated, Cavs Corner and the ACC Sports Journal.
“I have known Matthew Hatfield for a long time”, Voice of the Monarchs Ted alexander noted. “He is an energetic and hardworking team player who understands the importance of the past, present and future of ODU Women’s Basketball. This, combined with his experience of broadcast, makes him a wonderful addition. at ODU Women’s Basketball and ODU Sports Properties. “
All ODU women’s basketball games can be streamed on ESPN Radio 94.1 FM and Money Talk 1310 AM. Former Monarch women’s basketball assistant coach will join Hatfield on the call. Susan montgomery. Old Dominion opens the season at home on Nov. 9 against South Carolina State.