The University of Washington announced today that Tony Castricone will take over for the legendary Bob Rondeau after he retires following the conclusion of the UW Football season.
Castricone’s official title will be Director of Broadcasting. He has worked since 2014 as the play-by-play voice for Clemson Tiger men’s basketball. Castricone had this to say about the new opportunity:
"This great city, this world-class university, these iconic facilities, UW's culture of integrity, its passionate fan base and its outstanding staff of talented and dedicated people make this the best job in college sports broadcasting, and I'm extremely honored and humbled to accept it. I'd like to thank Jen Cohen, Coach Pete, Coach Hopkins, and Steve Gahler for their support and confidence in me through this process. I'm thrilled to be a Husky, and to follow in the footsteps of a legend. I'll give my best effort every day to serve well the great administrators, coaches, players, sponsors and many proud alumni and fans of this incredible institution in this dream role."
He will start at the beginning of the UW men’s basketball season on November 10th for their game against Belmont. That game will be happening simultaneously with the UW @ Stanford game so that debut may not be heard by a lot of Husky Nation. We’d like to welcome Tony in what is a very unenviable position of replacing one of the great broadcasters in college sports.
Here are some highlights of his calls.