NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Frank Crowell, who has served as Vanderbilt's
and men's basketball public address announcer since 1981, has informed
Vanderbilt officials that he is resigning to spend more time with his
"It has been a wonderful and personally gratifying experience for me to
have been a part of the rich heritage and historic tradition of
athletics," Crowell says. "I shall be eternally grateful for having
given that opportunity and will forever cherish the friendships made.
twenty-two years as the 'in-house voice' of the Commodores, it is time
me to turn the Black and Gold microphone over to someone else."
"Frank is a consummate professional and Vanderbilt has benefited from
expertise and enthusiasm," says Rod Williamson, Associate Director of
Athletics, who has worked with Crowell since 1983. "His 'Show Your
call stirred Commodore faithful from the days of Whit Taylor to Jay
and from C.M. Newton to Kevin Stallings. Most of all, he has been a
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
according to Assistant Athletic Director Owen Shull.