Full Resume:

Sports Media Experience

-Voice of Vanderbilt baseball's non-conference season on the Vanderbilt Sports Network from Learfield IMG College, beginning with the 2019 season (February 2019-Present).

-Play-by-play announcer for Vanderbilt women's basketball road games (November 2019-Present).

Play-by-Play Announcer:
Vanderbilt Sports Network, Learfield IMG College

Calling the action from the booth in Scottsdale, Arizona in February 2020 (Photo: Laurie Alsentzer)

Dugout Reporter:
Vanderbilt Baseball on
SEC Network+

-Report from the dugout during all Vanderbilt baseball broadcasts on SEC Network+ and WatchESPN.com (74 games over six seasons from March 2015-Present).

-Conduct postgame player interviews for the ESPN website, the SEC website, and the Vanderbilt YouTube channel.  

Interviewing Vanderbilt junior Austin Martin after a win in February 2020 (Photo: Brent Carden)

Sideline Reporter:
MyTV30 Friday Night Rivals (High School Football)

-Report from the field as the sideline reporter for Middle Tennessee's televised high school football game of the week, part of Sinclair Broadcast Group's national Friday Night Rivals package (August 2018-Present).

-Post and publish live game highlights using the Fantag app, part of nationwide Sinclair partnership

Conducting the postgame interview and trophy presentation after a Clarksville Northeast win on MyTV30 Friday Night Rivals in September 2018 (Photo: Mike Rios, ESPN Clarksville)

The Anchor Down Podcast hosted by Max Herz on 102.5 The Game: Nashville's best sports talk and home for ESPN Radio

Podcast Host & Producer:
ESPN Radio Nashville,
102.5 The Game

-Host twice-weekly Anchor Down Podcast at Nashville's ESPN Radio affiliate, covering all Vanderbilt sports with analysis and interviews (August 2018-Present). LISTEN

-Play-by-play announcer for Nashville SC soccer games.

-Serve as a highlight producer during Nashville Predators Radio Network broadcasts and produce weeknight and weekend sports programming (September 2017-Present).

Studio Host: Iowa High School Sports Network

-Host pregame, halftime, postgame, and highlight segments as the studio host on the TV broadcast of the Iowa high school football state semifinals and championship games at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (November 2018-Present).

 

Anchoring from the UNI-Dome at the 2018 Iowa High School Football Semi-Finals in Cedar Falls (Photo: Ted Sandeen)

Play-by-Play Announcer: Portland HS Basketball
on WQKR Radio

-Voice of Portland Panthers basketball, calling 30 boys and girls games during the 2018-19 season on local radio station in Portland, Tennessee (November 2018-February 2019).

With color commentator James Parker in our WQKR broadcast position at Corey Brewer Court

In-Game Host:
Vanderbilt Football & Men's Basketball

-Provided in-game commentary, conducted interviews, and hosted fan contests during all Vanderbilt football and basketball home games (March 2016-May 2018).

-Addressed live crowds of up to 40,000 fans. Worked with marketing and video production staffs to enhance game experience and fan engagement at Vanderbilt Stadium and Memorial Gym.  

          

 

Interviewing former Vanderbilt basketball player and current Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones during a Vanderbilt football game in September 2016 (Photo: Ziyi Liu)

Filming at field level during Vanderbilt lacrosse's chilly overtime victory at La Salle in March 2018 (Photo: John Blaze)

Content Creator &
Sports Information Director:
Vanderbilt Lacrosse

-Served as video content creator and sports information director for Vanderbilt lacrosse (Spring 2018).

-Developed and implemented a plan to increase the program's social media engagement with fans and recruits using highlights and game footage on Instagram, the team's primary social platform. Increased the number of Instagram impressions by over 300,000 compared to the 2017 season.   

Play-by-Play Announcer:
Chatham Anglers
(Cape Cod Baseball League)

-Announced 47 games in 55 days, the entirety of the Cape Cod Baseball League season (Summer 2017).

-Planned and executed each online radio broadcast, including pregame and postgame shows featuring player and coach interviews. 

Interviewing Chatham Anglers manager John Schiffner, the winningest skipper in Cape Cod Baseball League history, during the Manager's Show before a game at Veterans Field in June 2017 (Photo: Kerry Sheehan-Delany)

Sports Director:
VandyRadio

-Oversaw all sports programming during five semesters as VandyRadio's first ever Sports Director, including studio shows, interviews, and live game broadcasts. Spent over 250 hours on air in four years with the station.

(Sports Director: August 2014-December 2016,

Sports Host: October 2013-April 2017)

-Led the station's coverage of Vanderbilt soccer for three seasons (2014-16), serving as the team's radio play-by-play announcer and hosting the weekly 30-minute coaches show.  

At home in Studio C, also known as Studio 97, the home of VandyRadio in Sarratt Student Center at Vanderbilt University (Photo: Jim Hayes)

Nashville Predators:
Credentialed Media

-Reported on VandyRadio's behalf for two full National Hockey League seasons as a credentialed media member (September 2014-May 2016).

-Interviewed NHL players and coaches, using audio to create a weekly radio show, articles, and podcasts. 

My first ever NHL credential and a trusty VandyRadio pen all set for a game at Bridgestone Arena

Vanderbilt Athletic Communications:
Gameday Staff
(Stats & Social Media)

-Ran social media accounts during gamedays and special events, using official Vanderbilt Athletics Twitter and Snapchat accounts. 

-Tracked in-game statistics and/or served as an official scorer for football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track & field using Genius, StatCrew, StatBroadcast, CFPI Timing, and more.

-Served as the public address announcer for track & field and lacrosse.

Running the @VandyMBB Twitter account during Vanderbilt's game at Kentucky in January 2018

The Vanderbilt Hustler:
Sports Writer

-Wrote feature stories, game recaps, and more covering baseball, football, soccer, and basketball

(February 2014-May 2017).

Interviewing Vanderbilt center and future two-time NBA champion Damian Jones for an article at Vandy basketball media day in October 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE

Emma Kaufmann Camp:
Camp Counselor/Unit Head

-Supervised 24 counselors and over 100 six- to nine-year-old campers as a Unit Head (Summer 2016).

-Led groups of six- to nine-year-old campers during four summers as a bunk counselor (Summers 2012-15)

-Received REMarkable Counselor of the Year Award in 2014, as voted on by the entire camp staff.

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Passing down some of my old camp gear to a group of my three-year campers before leaving EKC for the last time in August 2016

Max Herz

Sports Broadcaster & Reporter

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