Dave LaMont joined ESPN and ABC in 2004 as a football sideline reporter and became a play-by-play commentator in 2005. His duties have expanded to also include calling college basketball on the SEC Network and Professionals Bowlers Association (PBA) events on ESPN. In addition, LaMont has called the women’s bowling majors and the Intercollegiate Championships for the network, and additional matches on ESPN Radio. His radio assignments also include selection regular-season and bowl games, plus the addition of Major League Lacrosse and United Soccer League matchups on ESPN3.
He is the sports voice for the No. 1 English language AM show in South Florida “Paul Castronovo Show.”
LaMont was previously the voice of the Florida Atlantic Owls football program, from its inception in 2001 until 2010. He spent six years as the co-host of NFL Sunday on Westwood One Radio, from 2002-08, and was the voice of Baltimore Orioles Spring Training from 2001-09. He has also been a fill-in on the Orioles Radio Network.
The longtime south Florida radio personality has spent more than 30 years in the market as a talk show host and reporter. In the 1990s, LaMont won the South Florida A.I.R. Award for best play-by-play for University of Miami basketball. As the “Voice of the Canes” in 1998, LaMont called four College World Series games on the Hurricanes Radio Network, including their national title run in 1999. He also spent six seasons as the host and substitute play-by-play announcer for the Miami Heat from 1993-99.
LaMont, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Miami, resides in Plantation, Fla. His two sons Drake and Drew both play college basketball at Western Michigan and American respectively.