Whatever his past, this man was a “Proven Winner”:David Jackson steps away/steps down after 15 years as the”Voice of the Appalachian State Mountaineers”

Posted by Andy Durham on April 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm under College, High School | Read the First Comment

CLICK HERE to read all, but today in Boone, David Jackson stepped down as the play-by-play voice of the Appalachian State Mountaineers’ football, basketball and baseball…Three NCAA I-AA National Title Games in football, the App-Michigan football game from Anne Arbor, numerous conference championship games in all sports and on you go…

We knew him when he was just getting started back when DJ was at Northeast Guilford High School and John Primm, the Rams’ AD got David doing public address announcing for the NEG Rams’ football and basketball games and David used to always help us on radio with the Little Four Basketball Tournament broadcasts from the Greensboro Coliseum at Christmas-time…

The voice will be missed big-time on Saturday afternoons in the Fall of the year and David Jackson was a “Proven Winner” and he always will be in my book and you will never find a broadcaster more ready or prepared than David Jackson…From the start/the very beginning of his career, the kid was ready and he was one of the best…

There’s a quietness in the air up around Boone, N.C. today and the ASU Mountaineers have won a ton of games over the years, but today they have lost one of their most devoted and loyal soldiers/Mountaineers, David Jackson, GONE but without a doubt, a future member of the Appalachian State Mountaineers’ Athletics Hall of Fame…

Good job David Jackson, you made your dad Randy Jackson and your mom two very proud parents and made all of us in Guilford County respect and appreciate your calling unto the hills in Boone, N.C.

Jackson Resigns as Voice of the Mountaineers
(Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information)

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University associate athletics director for broadcast operations David Jackson resigned from his position on Monday, effective April 29.

“It has been a privilege to cover and work alongside so many talented student-athletes, coaches and staff during my 15 years at Appalachian State. Our crew was fortunate to provide the details for some of the most memorable moments and achievements in the school’s athletics history,” Jackson said.

“However, that work does come with a cost,” he continued. “My time in the booth, combined with my administrative role, did not always provide for the best life balance. I came to the decision to leave my position in the Appalachian athletics department with my beautiful family in mind. I’m excited to explore professional opportunities that allow me to work hard, but more importantly, to experience the joys that come along with being a dad, a husband and a friend. I appreciate the willingness of (director of athletics) Doug Gillin and the Appalachian State athletics staff to work with me as I came to this decision. I wish nothing but the best for the Mountaineers in the future.”

Jackson became the play-by-play voice of Appalachian State football, men’s basketball and baseball broadcasts shortly before his graduation from Appalachian in 2000. He added the title of associate athletics director in 2004.

“We will greatly miss David’s talent and his passion for Appalachian State, both in his role as the ‘Voice of the Mountaineers’ and in everything that he did for our department behind the scenes,” Gillin said. “While he will be missed, I very much respect his decision and wish happiness and success for him and his family.”

Appalachian State will conduct a national search for a new play-by-play voice for football and men’s basketball.

*****David Jackson lost his mom back in 2012….Jackson has been looking for that chance/opportunity to confront the emotions that came with the loss of his mother, Natalie, in 2012….*****


  • Andy Durham said,

    David Jackson took over the play-by-play for the football and men’s basketball teams in 2000, replacing Mike Waddell.

    Another local name from the past in Mike Waddell, the former Guilford College Quaker…

    Waddell called games at UNC, APP, UVA and Army over the years and last check he was the assistant AD at Akron, I believe….