Mike Corey is a college sports play-by-play commentator for ESPN and has been with the network since 2011. He calls college football and has worked games in every FBS conference and has done over 15 bowl games throughout his career. During college basketball, he calls games featuring Top 25 teams, the Atlantic 10 Friday night matchups on ESPN2 and the American Athletic Conference games on ESPN, plus multiple conference championship games and the NIT.
In the spring, Corey primarily calls men’s and women’s college lacrosse, including first round and quarterfinal round games during the NCAA Tournament, and has been the studio host on ESPN for the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse semifinals and championship game. He also broadcasted the softball and baseball regionals and has called a pair of NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship games as well.
In addition to his ESPN career, Corey has been the voice of NBC’s Summer Olympic Field Hockey coverage for 3 Olympics (2016 Rio, 2012 London, 2008 Beijing). He has called five Olympics in total, including the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics for Westwood One Radio as the play-by-play voice for speedskating. He also called three NCAA women’s basketball regional finals for the network as well.
While at NBC, he has done play-by-play for college football, basketball, lacrosse, rugby and MMA. He has also worked games for CBS and Fox during his television career which began back in 2002 on Comcast Sportsnet (now NBC Sports), NESN and MASN.
His professional broadcasting career began right after graduating from college as he was hired to be the Voice of the Delaware Blue Hens on the radio, a position he held from 1999-2012. During that time, he was a three-time winner for Delaware Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association and is a four-time winner of Best Presentation and Sports Play-By-Play by the Delaware Press Association.
In the spring of 2022, Corey became a professor at the University of Delaware, teaching a class on TV Sportscasting for the Communications department, which he now does twice a year. He is still active in the community and has helped with various non-profit organizations, including the SL24 Foundation for Mental Health Awareness, Special Olympics Delaware, Autism Delaware, and the Delaware Kids Fund.
Corey was born and raised in Brattleboro, VT and graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1999.