In addition to the fun stuff elsewhere on this site, I am a long-time sports broadcaster with over twenty years of play-by-play experience. I am currently the voice of Alma College football and men's basketball on WQBX-FM, along with coverage of Alma Panther football and basketball along with other local teams. I have called nineteen MHSAA State Championship Games in football and basketball for WQBX and the MHSAA Radio Network, done freelance play-by-play for Grand Valley State University (NCAA D-II), and have received six Broadcast Excellence Awards for Play-by-Play Sports from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
I also write occasional freelance sports stories for the Morning Sun newspaper, including weeklong coverage of the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament. Growing up, I wrote my own bi-weekly sports newspaper and received media credentials for the PGA Tour Buick Open at age 11. This led to an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (where I unfortunately picked the Bills to win that weekend's Super Bowl), along with a two-year stint as "Mid-Michigan's Youngest Sports Guru" on WNEM-TV5 and appearances on the University of Michigan Football pregame "Tailgate Party" on WTKA.
I graduated summa cum laude from Williams College in Massachusetts and number one in my class from Notre Dame Law School. In "real life," I operate a general practice law office in Alma, Michigan. I also have written a satirical Fairy Tale book, "Not Your Mother's Goose," available here, and currently am hosting the Not Your Mother's Goose Podcast. You can find additional info about that fun stuff on my main site.
High School Football: 2021 - Alma High School Rallies from 18-point Deficit to Win On Homecoming (2021 BEA Entry)
D-III Football - 2019: Alma College vs. Rockford (9-29-19)
D-III Men's Basketball: Alma College vs. Olivet (2-12-20)
Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award Winner - Best Play-by-Play Sports
D-II Women's Basketball: Grand Valley State at Purdue Northwest (11-30-18)
Postgame Interview - Grand Valley State Head Coach Ric Wesley - 11-30-18
D-II Men's Basketball: Grand Valley State at Purdue Northwest (11-30-18)
Webcasts with hybrid tv/radio-style calls (limited graphics/cameras).
Men's College Basketball - Trine at Alma (2018)
College Football - Alma vs. Kalamazoo (2017)
Alma College, Alma, MI — 2016–Present
• Play-by-play for video webcasts of Scots football and men’s basketball, also airing on WQBX.
WQBX Radio, Alma, MI — 2005–Present
• Play-by-play for local sports coverage – primarily football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.
• Six-time winner of Mich. Assoc. of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award for play-by-play sports, including two-time "Best" award winner.
Michigan HS Athletic Assn. Radio Network, East Lansing, MI — By request, 2012–Present
• Play-by-play for boys’ basketball state semis and finals and 8-player football championship games.
Not Your Mother’s Goose Podcast, Via DartFrog Books — 2020–Present
• Host/writer/producer of humor podcast based on my Not Your Mother’s Goose book.
UND.com/WVFI Radio, Notre Dame, IN — 2002–2005
• Play-by-play for student Internet broadcasts of Notre Dame football and men’s and women’s basketball.
• Recorded/produced 10-minute “Irish Insight” interviews with Notre Dame athletes.
WCFM Radio/Williams College Sports Information, Williamstown, MA — 1998–2002
• Play-by-play for broadcasts of Williams College football and men’s and women’s basketball.
• Writer/host of weekly 45-minute satirical variety show.
• Producer and host of radio version of Survivor featuring students and faculty as contestants.
Freelance Work of Note
• Fill-in play-by-play for Grand Valley State University (D-II) Men’s and Women’s Basketball (2018)
• Fill-in spotter for L.A. Rams Radio (2018)
Law Office of Christopher E. Goggin, PLLC, Alma, MI — 2005–Present
• General practice attorney, handling criminal law, estate planning, business law, and real estate transactions.
The Morning Sun, Mt. Pleasant, MI — 2008–Present
• Freelance sports writer for local game stories. Received press credentials for 2012 Masters Golf Tournament.
Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN • Juris Doctor, Summa cum laude, May 2005
• Col. William Hoynes Award – Valedictorian of graduating class
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
• Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Chemistry, Summa cum laude, June 2002
Other Information/Fun Facts
• Youth journalism: Wrote “Sports Gazette,” a bi-weekly sports newsletter, from ages 8-18. Obtained press credentials at PGA Tour’s Buick Open at age 11, leading to being a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. Appeared bi-weekly on WNEM-TV (Saginaw, MI) on News 5 Wake-Up as “Mid-Michigan’s Youngest Sports Guru” from ages 12–14, and made weekly appearances from age 12–16 on WTKA-AM (Ann Arbor, MI) to discuss college football. Wrote bi-weekly “Tophilosophy” column for Gratiot County Herald from ages 14–18.
• Named one of “100 People to Watch in the Next Millennium” by Lansing State Journal (January 2000).
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