Crowell Steps Down After 22 Years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Frank Crowell, who has served as Vanderbilt's football and men's basketball public address announcer since 1981, has informed Vanderbilt officials that he is resigning to spend more time with his family.

"It has been a wonderful and personally gratifying experience for me to have been a part of the rich heritage and historic tradition of Vanderbilt athletics," Crowell says. "I shall be eternally grateful for having been given that opportunity and will forever cherish the friendships made. After twenty-two years as the 'in-house voice' of the Commodores, it is time for me to turn the Black and Gold microphone over to someone else."

"Frank is a consummate professional and Vanderbilt has benefited from his expertise and enthusiasm," says Rod Williamson, Associate Director of Athletics, who has worked with Crowell since 1983. "His 'Show Your Gold' call stirred Commodore faithful from the days of Whit Taylor to Jay Cutler and from C.M. Newton to Kevin Stallings. Most of all, he has been a great friend to our marching band, our athletic department and the entire University. His work has been appreciated and he will be missed."

Vanderbilt will begin its search for a replacement for Crowell immediately, according to Assistant Athletic Director Owen Shull. Top Stories