College Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg Commits to ESPN Long Term

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College Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg Commits to ESPN Long Term

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Multiplatform contributor continues to impact year-round basketball coverage 

College basketball analyst Seth Greenberg has signed a multiyear extension with ESPN. Greenberg will continue his main roles of weeknight studio analysis in Bristol, Conn., and entertaining fans from remote locations on College GameDay Covered State Farm with host Rece Davis and fellow analysts Jay Bilas and Jay Williams.

He will appear on various ESPN platforms, including regular appearances on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio programming, in addition to calling select games. Greenberg’s unique relationship with college coaches across the country led to his popular “Behind-the-Bench” segments, giving fans additional in-game access from a coach’s point-of-view. He also hosts a weekly podcast “Courtside” on that features top-billed guests from the college basketball world.

“ESPN has provided me a platform to share my 36 years of college basketball experience with the viewers and I don’t take that for granted,” said Greenberg. “I am fortunate to be part of the college basketball team and work with so many talented and passionate people. I am excited about the future and appreciate ESPN’s confidence in my ability to bring the viewer inside the game.”

“We are lucky to have a lifetime coach in Seth Greenberg as part of our college basketball coverage,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer. “Seth’s overall knowledge of the game and his relationships in the basketball community add an extra level of expertise that translates well to our multiplatform coverage.”

Greenberg joined ESPN in 2012 with 36 years of college coaching experience. He posted a record of 383-293 in his 22 years as a head coach (Long Beach State, South Florida, Virginia Tech) and secured 11 postseason appearances.  He led the Virginia Tech Hokies for nine seasons (2003-12), where he was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year and reached the postseason six times. He is second on the school’s all-time wins list with 170-123 record, and his Hokies were 3-3 against No. 1 ranked teams with all three losses coming on the final possession of the game.

Following graduation from Fairleigh Dickinson – where he was a four-year letter winner under head coach Al LoBalbo – Greenberg began his coaching career as an assistant at Columbia, followed by time at Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Long Beach State, before being named head coach in 1990.

Greenberg was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 2013. He was also inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012, and was presented with the inaugural Al LoBalbo Award by his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson, in 2009.  Greenberg also received from FDU The Pinnacle in 2011, the most prestigious honor the university presents to alumni. He was inducted into the Five Star Basketball Camp’s Hall of Fame in 2004.




Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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