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11/17/2011

Digital Video: How It Impacts Notre Dame's Athletics Future

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Jack Nolan is in his 34th year of association with the Notre Dame Athletics department, and currently serves as Talent & Affiliate Networks Program Director for Fighting Irish Media. In his present role, Nolan serves as the main talent for the video programming on the official Notre Dame athletics web site (www.UND.com) and coordinates the day-to-day operations of all of FIM's radio and TV programming. This includes the coaches' television and radio shows, the Official Notre Dame Football Postgame Show, and the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network. Nolan is the host of all of these shows. Nolan also handles the radio play-by-play for the Notre Dame men's basketball team. The 2015-16 season marks Nolan's 34th year announcing Notre Dame basketball games on either radio or TV, making him one of the longest-tenured college basketball announcers in the country.

The Inside Notre Dame Football with Brian Kelly and Inside Notre Dame Basketball with Mike Brey programs are available in more than 160 million homes on 39 affiliates worldwide that make up the largest college coaches show television network in the nation. NDSP also produces a weekly Notre Dame home football game television replay that is available in more than 140 million homes.

The Official Notre Dame Football Postgame Radio Show and The Brian Kelly and Mike Brey radio shows are also webcast live on UND.com, giving Irish fans around the world a chance to interact with their favorite sports team.

From 1982-2006, Nolan served as a sports and news anchor at WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend. During this time, Nolan was involved with numerous award-winning productions that included his earning the Best Sports Play-By-Play award from the Indiana Associated Press seven times for his work on Notre Dame football telecasts and Notre Dame basketball TV and radio broadcasts. He also served as co-host of WNDU-AM's popular SportsTalk show from 1982 through 1999.

Before joining WNDU, Nolan served as a sports producer, reporter and anchor for Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta.

In 2013, Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey and Monogram Club President Dick Nussbaum presented Nolan with an Honorary Monogram.

Nolan earned a number of academic honors on the way to graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1981. Nolan is a native of Winchester, Mass., and is married to Detroit native Rhonda Brown, with whom he co-anchored WNDU-TV's NewsCenter 16 Sunday Morning Show between 1996 and 2002.

The Nolans live in South Bend.

Jack Nolan
Jack  Nolan

Position:
Talent & Affiliate Networks Program Director

Department:
Fighting Irish Media

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