Clay Matvick

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Clay Matvick (born August 12, 1973[citation needed] in Saint Cloud, Minnesota) is an American sportscaster, who works primarily as a play-by-play announcer for ABC and the ESPN networks.[1][2][3][4]


Matvick graduated from Princeton High School in 1991. He received a degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University in 1996.[5]


Matvick started in the Radio Business while in High School and College as a DJ for the local Country station WQPM (now BOB 106). Matvick worked as a weekend sports anchor from 1990 to 1999 at various stations in Minnesota, KDLT in South Dakota and KMTV in Nebraska.[5]

In 1999, Matvick was hired as an anchor for CNN Sports Illustrated in Atlanta, working there until 2001.[4][5]

After leaving CNNSI, Matvick worked for Fox Sports Net North in Minneapolis from 2001-2005.[5]

In 2004, Matvick began play-by-play for the Minnesota Boys High School Hockey Tournament.[5]

In 2006, Matvick joined ESPN, handling play-by-play for ESPNU college football, college basketball, hockey, baseball and softball TV broadcasts, as well as calling both the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and the Emerald Bowl for ESPN Radio.[5]

In 2010 and 2011, Matvick called the Little League World Series' Southeast Region semifinals and finals for ESPN along with Chris Singleton.


Awards & nominations[edit]

Matvick has won three Upper Midwest regional Emmy awards for his work covering the Minnesota Boys High School Hockey Tournament for KSTC-TV, in 2006,[6] 2007,[7] and 2008.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Lindsay live in Minnesota.[4]


  1. ^ Harry Hurt III (November 28, 2008). "A Rookie Reports From the Syracuse Sidelines". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ Sports business resource guide & fact book. Street & Smith's Sports Group. 2007. pp. B150. ISBN 0-9776716-1-5. 
  3. ^ "ASA Sportsbeat". American Sportscaters Association. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Official bio". Clay Matvick. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f editor (November 12, 2008). "Clay Matvick". ESPN. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 Regional Emmy Awards Nominees". Midwest Emmys. September 27, 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "MinnPost wins Regional Emmy for website design". Minnesota Post. October 25, 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "2008 Regional Emmy Awards Nominees". Midwest Emmys. March 1, 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 

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