Wes Durham Leaving Georgia Tech
By BJ Bennett
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Wes Durham, veteran voice of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.
THE FLATS -- Wes Durham, the award-winning long time play by play voice of Georgia Tech's football and men's basketball teams, will no longer call Yellow Jacket games beginning this fall in order to pursue an opportunity in sports television play-by-play.
Durham has been the popular play-by-play voice of the Yellow Jackets for 18 years on the Georgia Tech / IMG Sports Audio Network. He will remain as the radio play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Falcons, a position he has held for the past nine years.
Durham says television work has been a longtime career goal.
"After 18 years and more than 750 football and basketball broadcasts with Georgia Tech, I am excited about the next phase in the television industry." Durham said.
"I can't begin to thank the Yellow Jacket fans, players, coaches and staff for their support of my work and the great memories I will carry forward in this new move."
Durham is an eight-time Georgia Sportscaster of the Year, including 2010 and 2012. He was the winner of the Furman Bisher Award, presented by the Atlanta Sports Council in 2006. In addition to his play-by-play duties at Tech, he also served as host of weekly call-in shows and television features for Jacket football and basketball.
"This is a bittersweet day," said Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. "While I am personally very happy for Wes and wish him great success in his new opportunity, it's tough to say goodbye to someone who has been such an integral part of Georgia Tech Athletics for nearly two decades.
"Wes Durham has been far more than the voice of Georgia Tech Athletics. He has been a great ambassador and friend to our program and everyone associated with it."
Georgia Tech Athletics and multi-media rights-holder IMG College will be working together closely to identify the next Voice of the Jackets.
"There is a strong commitment going forward to continue to bring Georgia Tech fans award-winning broadcasts," Bobinski said.