Paul Condry

Created 8/8/2013 8:55:47 AM

Role at RRSN (Title): President/Founder

City of Birth: Gary, Indiana
Current Residence: South Bend, IN
Education: • Hobart High School 1974
Athletics: Coached seventh, eight, and freshman basketball for Coach Tom Workman in Hobart system from 1979- mid ’80s. Won two conference championships and had one team go undefeated. Coached many of the Hobart football players that went on to win the state football titles in ’87, ’89, ’91, and ’93. At Hobart I earned three varsity monograms in two sports. Coached Youth League, Little League, and AAU sports in the Hobart Community- in the 1980’s.

Work Experience: Started at WWJY 103.9fm radio in 1988. Formed RRSN in 1992, Published RRSN’s Indiana Football Guide in 1992 and published several other magazines from 1992 until 2005. In 2006 created the Indiana Football Digest. From 2006 to present produced and directed the Griddy’s-Indiana’s Largest State Wide Sports Award Program. From 1996 to present- coordinator for the NFL/Colts Coach of the Week Awards Program. From 1999 to present- Executive Director of On God’s Team Ministries.

Career Highlights: One of the most gratifying things in live is be recognized by your peers for the work that you do! In 2002, Joe Buck (Fox Sports) presented me with the 2002 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association “Indiana Sportscaster (NSSA) of the Year” award in Salisbury, North Carolina. In 2006 and 2008 Jim Nantz (CBS Sports) presented to me the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) “Indiana Sportscaster of the Year. In 2010 Mike Tirico presented me with my fourth “Indiana Sportscaster of the Year” award, Ironically, in 2010 I shared the stage with my friend Don Fischer, the long-time voice of the Indiana Hoosiers. It was very humbling to be honored by the IHSAA in 1999 with the IHSAA Distinguished Media Award. What thrill it was for me also to be awarded a National Championship “ring” by Bethel College in 2007 after the Pilots won the NCCAA crown. In addition, being awarded the Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) state media award in 1995 was very meaningful to me. In addition, in 2010 I was inducted in to the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in front of our staff, family and dear friends. • National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) “Indiana Sportscaster of the Year” 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010 • IHSAA Distinguished Media Award 1999 • Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Virgil Sweet Distinguished Service Award 1996 • Indiana Football Coaches Association State Media Award 1995 • Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association “Marv Bates Indiana Sportscaster of the Year” 2005 • Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association

Family: Wife – Tonya Children – Leah Condry, Kelly Condry, Elizabeth Hooser, Kimberly Hooser, Randall, and Christopher Condry – Grandchildren – Kevin, Dante, AJ, Logan, Kaitlyn, Julian and Evelyn.

Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Blackhawks, Green Bay Packers/Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Orioles

Favorite college sports team: Arkansas (Football), Bethel College and Indiana (Basketball)

Favorite broadcast moment: Broadcasting my alma mater (Hobart) state football championships in 1989 and 1993. Bethel College Men’s and Women’s basketball Teams NCCAA National championships, all of the IHSAA state football championships the last 20+ years

Favorite sports moment: 1980 USA Hockey Team Gold Medal performance. Watching the Green Bay Packers win three Super Bowls. Watching the Indiana Hoosiers of Bob Knight with three NCAA crowns. Watching the young kids I coached as middle schoolers grow up and win four state football crowns at Hobart High School.

Favorite sportscasters: • Currently- Mike Knezevich, Wayne Laraviee, Mike Emrick, Don Fischer, Pat Foley, Bob Lovell • Past- Lloyd Pettit (Blackhawks), Ray Scott (NFL), Ernie Harwell (Tigers), Harry Carray (Cubs), Jack Buck (Cardinals) and Dan Kelly (Blues)

Favorite sportswriters: Steve Krah, Duane Lewandowski, Matt Kopsea, Bill Beck, Bob Hammel (retired), Barry Lewis, Andrew Smith, Mark Bradford

Favorite food: Shrimp, Lobster, Crab, Fish and Mexican Food

Favorite vacation spot: The Maine Coast (with Tonya)

Most influential people in your life: Jesus Christ, My parents (Paul and Tina Condry), Tonya Condry, Coach Rex, Coach Don Howell, Coach Tom Kerr, Coach Mo Rhody, Coach Jim Lichtenberger, Coach Tom Workman, Coach Mike Lightfoot, Coach Jody Martinez, Ron Miller, Jim Motshagen, Mike Slack and Mike Knezevich.

Special Moment: Watching my son, Randall earn the title “US Marine” in San Diego was pretty awesome. In addition, recording our weekly talk show in the dugout at Fenway Park in 2009 was a blast.

List a couple things people may not know about you that you would like to share: • I hate losing more, than I like winning! • I am not a fan of sports radio in general (too negative) except for our positive style • I love hockey • I love sharing my faith in Jesus Christ