Radio Highlights (Football/Basketball)


Jack Benjamin is a play-by-play broadcaster and on-camera talent. Presently, Jack serves as the “Voice of the Nicholls State University Colonels” (Division I – Southland Conference), doing play-by-play for Football, Men’s Basketball and Baseball games on ESPN Radio New Orleans. He is one of the youngest full-time Division I play-by-play voices in the country.

A native of Armonk, New York, and a graduate of Santa Clara University (SCU), Jack has done national TV play-by-play for the Olympic Channel (NBC Sports) and has called games for various Division I programs on a host of ESPN digital platforms (ACC Network Extra, SEC Network Plus, ESPN3/+), as well as on radio.

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Jack’s TV play-by-play highlights to date include calling the FINA World Water Polo Championships and the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup for the Olympic Channel, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships for ESPN3, Notre Dame Men’s Basketball on ACC Network Extra, Tennessee Softball on SEC Network Plus, and various UVA olympic sports including Men’s Lacrosse (the eventual national champions), Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball. In addition to his work doing radio play-by-play for Nicholls Football, Men’s Basketball and Baseball, Jack’s radio credits include calling Florida International (FIU) Football, UVA Women’s Basketball, Winthrop Men’s Basketball and Davidson Baseball.

Jack graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara and earned the Justin T. McCarthy Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In May 2018, Jack was named an All-American, and ranked as the third-best collegiate broadcaster in the nation by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA). In October 2018, Jack was named to the watch list for the “Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30: 2018 Edition” by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA).

Marv Albert
“I have been listening to Jack’s tapes and advising him on his broadcast technique for the last five years. Through diligent study, preparation, and practice, Jack has developed into a professional-level play-by-play broadcaster. With his passion and work ethic, I am certain that Jack will soon be broadcasting at the highest levels and I expect him to be calling NBA games one day.”
Marv Albert, Hall of Fame Broadcaster