Tony Castricone is a songwriter.
He does commercial voiceovers.
He’s even a Heisman Trophy voter.
And now, the 35-year-old Ohio native is the broadcasting voice of University of Washington football and men’s basketball.
The university announced Tuesday that Castricone, who has been the play-by-play radio man for Clemson men’s basketball since 2014, will succeed Bob Rondeau with the Huskies.
In a released statement, Castricone called this “the best job in college sports broadcasting.”
And he will follow one of the icon college-sports broadcasters this region has ever seen in Rondeau, who is in his 37th and final season with the Huskies.
“Tony is a very talented play-by-play announcer, but he brings even more to the table than that,” said Steve Gahler, the general manager for IMG Sports Marketing at the UW. “As a digitally-centric, multimedia executive, he will help shape and push UW's brand and message in a new era of football and basketball.”
Castricone has also done college football broadcasting work for Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference.
Castricone will start Oct. 2, then take over UW men’s basketball duties Nov. 10 when the Huskies host Belmont at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.