VT announces Zach Mackey as Director of Broadcasting and Voice of Hokie Hoops


Mackey joins Hokie Nation after a three-year stint in Bozeman, Montana where he was the radio talent for the Montana State football and men's basketball programs. While with the Bobcats, Mackey hosted a weekly podcast with guests from the Bobcats' athletic department and hosted coaches' shows for both football and men's basketball on television and radio platforms.


A University of Iowa graduate, Mackey has also been the voice of the Hawkeye baseball program since 2015. He has also had the opportunity to host pre and postgame shows for the Iowa football team and fill in and call games for the Hawkeyes' basketball programs.

Mackey has also spent time calling games for the Big Ten Network.

In his broadcasting career, Mackey has earned several accolades, most recently collecting the National Sports Media Association Montana Sportscaster of the Year in 2022 and he previously was named to the STAA's Jim Nantz All-America program three consecutive years in undergrad.

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Welcome Home Zach!
Please complete this sentence: LET'S GO...

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.


Sounds like the sort of guy who needs to do an AMA.

That's a guy who looks like he has a decent almost arrested story

This is my school
This is home

Several years in Bozeman? He ought to have a few. At least one Yellowstone and at least one Livingston Round-Up.

Montana! Bravo, I bet he fly fishes...

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."