Drew Goodman, one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, is in his 15th season calling Colorado Rockies games.
For 10 years (1994-2004), Goodman was the play-by-play announcer for Denver Nuggets telecasts for the network and local over-the-air stations. From 2002 through 2004, he was one of few sportscasters to regularly call action for telecasts of two professional teams in the same year, annually logging more than 190 games between the Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets.
Over the past few years, Goodman has called NFL games and major college football games nationally for ESPN Radio. Additionally, Goodman has called Mountain West men’s basketball and various network live events. In January 2016, he earned his 12th Colorado Sportscaster of the Year honor by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Prior to becoming the Rockies play-by-play voice in 2002, Goodman worked select Major League Baseball national telecasts for FSN and hosted “Rockies Weekly” with Buddy Bell and Colorado Rockies “Pregame Report.”
Goodman’s work in football has been extensive, calling NFL games for NBC and FOX at various times over the last twenty years. For three years, he called the Broncos preseason games on the radio, as well as handling their post-game show for five seasons in the mid-90s. As a veteran in the broadcast world, he has had the privilege of working with the ATP Tennis Tour and World Cup Skiing. Goodman continues to be a regularly contributor on 1043 The Fan after a three-year string of hosting a mid-day sports talk show on the station.
A native of New York, Goodman received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ithaca College in 1985. He and his wife Kristi have been actively involved in several charities through the years, most notably Colorado Youth at Risk, an organization that helps redirect the lives of troubled teens. Their most important endeavor is raising their three baseball players, Jacob, Zachary and Gabriel.
In 2006, Jeff Huson embarked on a new career in baseball, serving as analyst for the Colorado Rockies. When not working in the booth, Huson’s insights to the game are a welcome contribution during the Rockies pregame and postgame shows on the network.
The former University of Wyoming baseball star played 15 years in professional baseball, 12 years as a utility player with the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Angels and Chicago Cubs. He also served as a roving infield instructor with the Chicago Cubs Minor League organization, working with Major League prospects from the Triple-A level to the Dominican Republic League from 2001 to 2005.
He played shortstop at Wyoming in 1984 and ’85 after transferring from Glendale (Ariz.) Community College. In his junior year at UW, Huson played 53 games and batted .392 with 30 RBI. In his senior year, Huson played 44 games for the Cowboys and hit .399 with 35 RBI. He was an All-Western Athletic Conference selection both years.
A native of Sedona, Ariz., Huson and his family have resided in Parker, Colo., for the past 18 years. Jeff and his wife, Wendy, are both graduates of the University of Wyoming. They have three children: Lindsay, Kyle and Cody.
Ryan Spilborghs joined the ROOT SPORTS team in 2014. As a former National League Champion with the Rockies in 2007, Spilborghs provides a unique perspective on pregame and postgame shows while also contributing to ancillary programs such as “Rockies Weekly” and “Rockies Real Time.” As he did in 2015, Spilborghs will once again provide color commentary alongside Drew Goodman in the booth.
Spilborghs also serves as a part-time co-host on MLB Network Radio, and has served as emcee at numerous charity events in the Denver area.
A Santa Barbara, Calif. native, Spilborghs was recruited to play baseball at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a two-time Big West selection. After being selected in the seventh round of the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies, he spent six seasons as an outfielder for the team, hitting .272 with 42 home runs in 619 games. Spilborghs also did his part to advance the 2007 and 2009 Rockies teams to the postseason. One of his most notable achievements came against the Giants in late August of 2009 when he hit the first walk-off grand slam in Rockies team history.
Spilborghs lives in Denver with his wife, Stacey, and their children Kierra (5) and Tatum (4).
Jack Corrigan celebrates his 31st season broadcasting Major League Baseball and his 14th campaign with the Rockies Radio Network. Corrigan came to Colorado after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth. In addition to his work in baseball, Corrigan has been involved with play-by-play and color commentary for the Cleveland Cavaliers telecasts in the NBA and spent more than 15 years as the voice for college football and basketball games for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Ivy League, Mid-American Conference and Patriot League, among others.
In the summer of 2005, Jack published his first novel, Warning Track, a book about an aging baseball player dealing with the lure and repercussions of illegal supplement use. His second novel is titled Night of Destiny: 24 December 1944. It is a fictionalized account of an incident in World War II that involved his late father. He is at work on a third novel, a sequel to Warning Track, tentatively titled Hit And Run, that is expected to be completed this summer.
A native Clevelander, Jack is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and Cornell University, where he played football for four seasons while earning a B.A. in History. He received a Master’s degree in Communications from Kent State University. He is involved with his own video company that has produced more than 100 projects for sports entities and other commercial and non-profit organizations.
Jack and his wife, Lisa, have been married 39 years and they have two children. Megan, a graduate of Mercyhurst College, and her husband, John, live in Colorado with their sons, James and Daniel. Michael, a Loyola Marymount University graduate, works in Chicago as the senior publicist for TheTiebar.com, an online clothing and fashion company. Jack is on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope/Girls Hope, a privately funded, non-profit, organization that helps at-risk children. He and Lisa are also active with Seeds of Hope, a scholarship program that benefits inner city schools. Jack serves as a volunteer assistant football coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver after filling a similar position at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland for more than 20 years.
Jerry Schemmel will begin his seventh season as one of the radio voices of the Colorado Rockies, teaming once again with broadcast partner Jack Corrigan.
Schemmel’s voice has been heard in the Denver market prominently over the past two decades. He served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Denver Nuggets for 18 seasons, as well the radio voice of Colorado State football and basketball during the 2009-2010 season. His sportscasting career spans nearly 30 years and includes radio and television play-by-play of several professional and major college sports. He also spent one year as deputy commissioner and legal counsel for the Continental Basketball Association.
On July 19, 1989, Schemmel boarded United Airlines Flight 232, originating in Denver and bound for Chicago. An in-flight engine explosion crippled the plane and forced it to crash-land in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 of the 296 onboard. Schemmel is the author of the book, Chosen To Live. Chosen To Live chronicles the crash of flight 232 and its subsequent effects on his life. The book has been featured in such publications as Reader’s Digest, Hoop Magazine, Sports Spectrum and Guideposts. In 2009, he published a second book, The Extravagant Gift. Schemmel has been a guest on several national television programs, including “Regis & Kathy Lee,” “48 Hours,” “CBS This Morning,” “Turning Point,” “Biography Channel,” “National Geographic TV,” “The Today Show,” “The Hour of Power,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” His story has also been aired as an extended feature on ESPN and ESPN Sportscenter.
During the summers of 2003 and 2004, Schemmel rode a bicycle across the United States as a fundraiser for two Denver area charities. Those efforts raised over $250,000. Last June, Schemmel completed the Race Across America bicycle race, as part of a two person relay team. He and partner Brad Cooper won the overall Two Person Relay Division, covering 3,000 miles in just over seven days. The effort was a fundraiser for the construction of an orphanage in Haiti.
Schemmel spent 2009 as the Head Baseball Coach at Metro State College of Denver, after being a volunteer assistant at the school for two years. He also served as the radio voice of the Billings Mustangs, a Minor League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and as a TV play-by-play announcer for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He is currently the Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Colorado Christian University.
Schemmel earned a law degree in 1985 from Washburn University, after receiving his undergraduate degree from the school in 1982. He also played baseball at Washburn and later was an assistant coach at the school for three years. Schemmel grew up in Madison, S.D., and now resides in Littleton, Colo., with his wife Diane, daughter Maggie and son Ryan.
Javier Olivas was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He began his career in sports media communications by hosting weekly baseball talk shows.
During the 2011 and 2012 baseball seasons for “Liga Latina de Beisbol de Colorado,” he served as one of the play-by-play announcers. Also in 2011 and 2012, he served as the color analyst for the Denver Broncos Spanish broadcast.
Salvador Hernandez was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.Â He has 27 years of experience working in media, mostly broadcasting baseball and basketball games. In 2005, he broadcasted the Caribbean Series for 25 radio stations in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Currently, Salvador is the general manager of KNRV 1150-AM in Denver; he has held this post for the last three years. He is also a sports columnist for several newspapers in the Denver metro area.
Salvador has a son, Sebastian Hernandez.
Carlos Valdez was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the United States when he was 22 years old. Upon moving to the United States, Carlos began working in the restaurant industry, and by 1989, he had opened his own bakery in the San Fernando Valley, Calif.
Carlos played baseball for two years and then decided to be a spectator of the sport, while earning some income. He was hired by a local newspaper in California to take notes on local teams.
He left California and came to Colorado in 2000. For more than four years, Carlos has been co-host of “Jueves Deportivo,” a weekly sports show broadcasted on 1150 AM. He continued with his bakery business here in Colorado, and today, he and his family enjoy serving the Aurora community with fresh Mexican bread.