Jeff Culhane named new voice for FSU Athletics
TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – Jeff Culhane has been hired as Director of Broadcasting for LEARFIELD’s Seminole Sports Properties and will be the voice of Florida State men’s football and basketball.
Culhane brings 20 years of multimedia experience to the Seminoles, including roles in building radio affiliate networks in addition to broadcast duties for Nebraska, West Virginia and North Dakota State. He has extensive experience growing radio networks by adding new affiliates and producing original content, including daily shows, weekly reports and podcasts that showcase student-athletes and coaches in each program. .
“Jeff Culhane is an exciting recruit for our department and our fans,” said FSU vice president and athletic director Michael Alford. “He is a talented and experienced play-by-play voice who has called many post-season games in multiple sports while creating content for the programs he has worked with and their affiliate radio networks. This post has garnered national interest and Jeff’s unique abilities have continued to rise to the top. I look forward to seeing how Jeff will help tell the stories of our student-athletes, coaches and departments through this expanded role. .
For the past six years, Culhane has been the voice of North Dakota State football, men’s basketball and baseball. In his role at NDSU, Culhane served as the play-by-play announcer for four FCS National Championship games, two NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament appearances, and one NCAA Regional Baseball appearance. He also coordinated affiliate relations for the Bison Radio Network while developing a sports radio station in Fargo and hosting a daily show on the network.
“It’s truly an honor to be named the play-by-play voice for the Florida State Seminoles,” Culhane said. “Following in the footsteps of a legend like Gene Deckerhoff is an opportunity and a challenge that I will seek to meet every day. My family and I look forward to arriving in Tallahassee and immersing ourselves in all the traditions of the State of Florida. Go Noles!
Culhane handled play-by-play duties for West Virginia Women’s Basketball and Baseball from 2013-2016 while also hosting the Mountaineer Tailgate Show and 5th Quarter Show for football as well as the Mountaineer Insider Podcast, a weekly feature for WVU’s official athletics website. In Nebraska from 2007 to 2013, he produced and hosted in-studio football, men’s basketball and baseball. Additionally, he hosted Sports Nightly and The Nebraska High School Scoreboard Show.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the passionate Nole family,” said Caleb Swann, general manager of Seminole Sports Properties, media rights holder of FSU Athletics. “His extensive knowledge of college radio networks, coupled with his experience in the Big Ten, Big 12 and calling up multiple Bison football championships, will be a valuable asset to Florida State.”
Prior to her time in Nebraska, Culhane was the play-by-play voice of South Dakota women’s basketball and held several statewide broadcast roles from 2001 to 2007.
Culhane will begin his new role on July 1 and call his first FSU contest on August 27 in the football season opener against Duquesne.