Wayne Hagin is an award-winning sports broadcaster with a range of experience unequalled in its scope and variety. As one of the original sportscasters for ESPN, Mr. Hagin was in the studio the day SPORTSCENTER first aired on 7 September, 1979. Fulfilling his lifelong dream, Hagin became the youngest broadcaster in Major League Baseball, where his career spanned 28 years, beginning with the Oakland A’s in 1981. He went on to become the original “Voice of the Colorado Rockies” for their first ten seasons, and after a nation-wide search, Hagin was selected to replace legendary hall of fame broadcaster Jack Buck for the St. Louis Cardinals.
By merit of his work, he was selected by ESPN to broadcast post-season divisional series on numerous occasions. Hagin's experience also includes play-by-play broadcasting for the Golden State Warriors, Colorado State Football, ESPN college basketball, hosting pre and postgame shows for the San Francisco 49ers, as well as being featuring as the voice-over for multiple national commercial campaigns, including Ford and Boeing. Personally, Mr. Hagin has launched school programs such as"Hagin's Heroes" and "Field of Opportunities", visiting schools while donating computers, holding school assemblies and delivering motivational speeches to students and faculty, and even providing "day at the ballpark" experiences for several students.
Currently, Hagin free lances as a broadcaster, delivers keynote speeches to corporations such as IBM, Century 21, U.S. Air Force Academy, and moderates numerous speaking engagements with professional athletes nationally.
Hagin resides in Colorado with his wife Valerie.