OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
ESPN Game Coverage
Dave Pasch serves as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, primarily working college football, men’s and
women’s college basketball and the NBA. Pasch joined the network in 2003, and has also worked the WNBA,
Arena Football, the Great Outdoor Games and the Little League World Series.
Since 2002, he has also been the radio voice of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Pasch also called select college basketball,
NFL and golf events for CBS Radio/Westwood One from 1999-2003. From 1999-2002, he was the radio voice for Syracuse
football and basketball. Pasch also called select NFL and NFL Europe games for Fox Sports in 2002 and 2003, and did the
Buffalo Bills preseason telecasts in 2001.
Before his work at Syracuse, Pasch worked for WMAQ-AM in Chicago. His duties included hosting a talk show and the
Chicago Blackhawks’ pre-game show, as well as calling play-by-play on select Blackhawks broadcasts. From 1995-1997,
Pasch worked for WDFN-AM in Detroit, serving as a sports anchor, talk show host and play-by-play commentator for the
International Hockey League, Detroit Vipers, broadcasts.
Pasch worked for West Virginia Radio Corporation from 1994-1995 as a news and sports anchor, and he called high school
football play-by-play. From 1990-1994, he worked at WAER-FM, the Syracuse University student station.
Pasch received a degree in speech communications from Syracuse University in 1994.
Greg McElroy serves as a college football analyst for Saturday games on ABC/ESPN, and also contributes to
SEC Network’s studio show SEC Now. In fall of 2017, he joined Marcus Spears for a new, weekly hour of SEC
football talk as Thinking Out Loud debuted on September 4 on SEC Network. He joined ESPN in 2014 as an
analyst for the SEC Network.
McElroy was an Alabama quarterback from 2007 to 2011 during which time he lead the team to win the 2010 BCS National
Championships. He had previously ushered the Crimson Tide to an SEC Football Championship title and was named MVP
(2009). He was named 2010 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year and first-team Academic All-American. He
finished his college career with a 24-3 record.
The New York Jets drafted McElroy in 2011 and he retired from the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013.
He graduated from University of Alabama in three years with a degree in business marketing and went on to earn a
Master of Science degree in sports management in 2010, with a 4.0 GPA. Often cited for as a cerebral quarterback, for his
intelligence, he was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist in 2010. McElroy is from Arlington, Texas.
F ormer collegiate and Arena football star Tom Luginbill joined Scouts Inc. in 2002. When the NFL-based company
was purchased by ESPN, Luginbill was promoted to national recruiting director. He provides in-depth recruiting
analysis for top collegiate football prospects on ESPN.com as well as on air analysis across ESPN networks
for high school football recruiting and college football, including sidelines for an ESPN or ABC Saturday game. Luginbill
has an extensive background in professional football as well as talent evaluation and has served in various scouting
capacities since 1996.
As a player, Luginbill set the all-time national junior college record for passing while playing for Palomar Junior College in
San Diego in 1992 and ’93 when Palomar won the JUCO National Championship with an 11-0 record. He became one of the
most highly recruited junior college players in the nation before transferring to Georgia Tech. After one season as the starter
for the Yellow Jackets and the firing of Georgia Tech coach Bill Lewis, Luginbill transferred to Division I-AA Eastern Kentucky.
Luginbill was named the ACC newcomer of the year in 1994 and was graduated from Eastern Kentucky with a bachelor’s
degree in sociology. He also received a master’s degree in physical education from Marshall University in 1999.
Luginbill then signed with the Texas Terror of the Arena Football League (AFL) for the 1996 season and played for the
Florida Bobcats in 1997. After two seasons playing quarterback in the AFL, he turned to coaching.
In 1996 and 1997, Luginbill was an assistant coach/player personnel for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. In
1998, he came back to the AFL. He was quarterback coach and offensive coordinator with the New York City Hawks for one
season, before going to Nashville to coach special teams for the Kats in ‘99. For the 2000 season, Luginbill got his first head coaching position in the Arena Football
League 2 at the age of 25, where he coached the Tennessee Valley Vipers to the Arena Cup Finals in their Inaugural season.
Luginbill took a chance and signed on as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach of the Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001. The Xtreme went on to win the
championship in the XFL’s only season. Luginbill coached league MVP Tommy Maddox, who went on the following year to become the NFL Comeback Player of the
Year with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Luginbill returned to the AFL with the Dallas Cowboys as the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Desperados in 2002. He would then coach the Detroit Fury of the
Arena2 league for his final two seasons of coaching. He began as the offensive coordinator in ’03, and became head coach and head of player personnel in 2004.
As head coach, Luginbill rebuilt the team from the ground up and turned around the team from a 1-13 season to 8-8. He also led the Fury to their first-ever playoff
victory. Luginbill has also worked with the like of Kurt Warner and Jack Dehlomme.
Beginning in 2002, during the off season in Dallas and Detroit Luginbill began scouting part time as a pro evaluator for the NFL free agency, NFL Europe, CFL and
Arena Football League. After his last season with the Detroit Fury in ’04 he became a full-time scout before joining Scouts Inc.