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It’s been a busy summer at The Summit Country Day. A few weeks ago it was announced that the Silver Knights’ football season is going to be broadcast on WSCD Radio. This comes about after a Silver Knights’ season that saw them qualify for the layoffs for the first time in 10 years.
As I read about this endeavor on Facebook (WSCD has set up a Facebook Page to help publicize the upcoming season) the question kept coming to me, “Why Summit? Why now?”
So I tracked down Barrett Cohen, the new voice of the Silver Knights, to get the scoop on how this got started.
Barrett is a LaSalle High School graduate who got his broadcasting degree from Ohio Northern University. He has gained invaluable experience in the world of broadcasting from his degree and work he has done at WLWT and FOX19. Barrett told me that this actually got started five years ago when a handful of his friends started broadcasting football games for Kings High School.
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While broadcasting for the Knights they went from only five listeners at their first game to over 1000 listeners worldwide(a relative of one of the King’s players was in the military and stationed in Korea) at their last game in 2010.
During their five years at Kings HS they helped organize tailgating and other fan friendly activities that built a stronger fan support for the Kings’ football team. After the 2010 football season Barrett and his team were looking for a new adventure and the path led them to The Summit Country Day.
One of the things he liked about Kings was the strong sense of community. He got that same sense of community at The Summit Country Day when he worked with them on the “A.J. Cohen Memorial Baseball Tournament”(AJ was Barrett’s brother who graduated from Summit but died in a tragic student housing fire at the University of Dayton). While working with the Summit community he sensed an energy there with the parents and the football program which is now “…in special hands under the direction of Coach Mike Brown”.
Already this summer Barrett has established his core media team for the Silver Knights coverage. He brings with him from Kings Color Analyst Bret Sims. Bret and Barrett have worked together the past two seasons while covering the Kings games. Bret enjoys writing and has spent time with Hacks Sport, Lakota East and WKNG Radio. He’s previously written articles for several area local newspapers and internet sports web sites.
Barrett has brought in another WKNG personality in Rob Lucas, the sideline analyst. Rob got his start last year while working the same position during the Kings games. Rob played linebacker at the University of Cincinnati under Rick Minter’s tutelage. Hi love of football truly bring “color” to his sideline analyst responsibilities.
A new addition to Barrett’s media team is a 2008 Summit graduate Chloe Goodhart. Chloe will be the Executive Producer, the one behind the scenes making sure the broadcast moves along smoothly on game night. Chloe will graduate from Ohio State University in December with a degree in English. She is planning on a career in publishing but has been involved in directing and producing podcast on the Harry Potter fan site Leaky Cauldron/Potter Cast
The staff has been busy this summer updating the website - WSCDRadio.com. Under the media button you can listen to two interviews that were recently produced with Coach Mike Brown and Sideline Analyst Rob Lucas. WSCD will officially kick off the season with a “Knights of the Round Table” broadcast from Obryon’s in Obryonville on Thursday August 25th. The following night they will have their first Summit Country Day football game broadcast.
The parents, fans and players on The Summit Country Day campus are abuzz this summer with the excitement being generated by Barrett Cohen and the new WSCD Radio.
Dan Goodhart has written stories for Tri-state Football over the past three years. He is an avid high school football fan who graduated from Moeller and the University of Cincinnati. He’s also had a couple articles published in his real job in an IT industry professional publication. For the past three years Dan has also been keeping Tri-state Football updated on the scores for Summit Country Day football. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.