Dave Pasch

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Dave Pasch (born August 11, 1972) is an American sportscaster.

Personal life[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] Pasch and his wife have three children. The family lives in Chandler, Arizona.

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 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 15, 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 pseudoscientific theory rejected by the scientific community at large.[6]


  1. ^ "Dave Pasch, Broadcasting For Christ". Jesus N Sports. June 29, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Dave Pasch". Christian Standard. October 25, 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  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 January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Timothy Burke (January 15, 2015). "ESPN's Dave Pasch Outs Self As Creationist After Receiving Darwin Book". Deadspin. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  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