Dave Pasch

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Dave Pasch (born 1972) is an American sportscaster.

Biography[edit]

Pasch grew up in a conservative Jewish home. Upon meeting his wife Hallie in 1994, he decided to explore, and ultimately convert to, Christianity.[1]

In his freshman year at Syracuse University, Pasch was selected to do on-air work. He graduated in 1994.[2]

Broadcasting Career[edit]

Since 2002, Pasch has also been the play-by-play announcer of the Arizona Cardinals, teaming with color analyst and retired NFL offensive fullback, Ron Wolfley. Prior to his joining the Arizona Cardinals Radio Network, Pasch was the voice of Syracuse Orange college football and basketball.[3]

In 2007, Pasch called the Little League World Series for ESPN.

Before working with ESPN, Pasch worked for the West Virginia Radio Corporation for high school football; CBS Radio/Westwood One for golf, NFL, and college basketball tournaments; Fox Sports for NFL Europe and NFL, Detroit Vipers, and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

As of 2012 Pasch works regularly for ESPN, calling the play-by-play of college football, college basketball, NBA, WNBA, and Arena football games.[4]

On New Year's Day, 2013, Pasch served as play-by-play for ESPN Radio's coverage of the 2013 Rose Bowl, held in Pasadena, California.

During a January 15th, 2015, broadcast of a Colorado-Arizona basketball game on ESPN, Pasch stated that he did not believe in evolution, after being given a copy of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" by fellow broadcaster Bill Walton.[5] Pasch cited irreducible complexity, a concept rejected by the scientific community at large.[6]

Personal Life[edit]

Pasch and his wife have three children. The family lives in Chandler, Arizona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Pasch, Broadcasting For Christ". Jesus N Sports. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Dave Pasch". Christian Standard. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.azcardinals.com/videos-photos/weekly-programming.html Dave Pasch Bio on Arizona Cardinals official website
  4. ^ "Dave Pasch Commentator Play-by-Play Commentator". Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Timothy Burke (2015-01-15). "ESPN's Dave Pasch Outs Self As Creationist After Receiving Darwin Book". Deadspin. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  6. ^ "We therefore find that Professor Behe’s claim for irreducible complexity has been refuted in peer-reviewed research papers and has been rejected by the scientific community at large." Ruling, Judge John E. Jones III, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District