Bob Rathbun’s broadcast career started at the ripe, old age of 12 when he was asked to broadcast a half-inning of an American Legion baseball game. And he hasn’t stopped since!
Since that night at Newman Park in Salisbury, North Carolina, Bob has gone on to become one of the most respected and popular sports broadcasters in the country.
Annually, Bob broadcasts well over 100 games and events. In 2011-12, Bob will begin his 16th season as the television Voice of the Atlanta Hawks. He also announces numerous college football, basketball, and baseball games for FSN South and SportSouth.
Bob will also be back for his 25th season calling the action for Atlantic Coast Conference basketball on the Raycom regional network. A seven-time state sportscaster of the year in Virginia and Georgia, Bob has garnered eight Emmy awards for his broadcasting excellence.
Basketball is a numbers game. So is life. Make the numbers work for you every day.
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In 2008, Bob was inducted into the media wing of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He joined the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame in April, 2006. In 2004, Bob expanded his work into the realm of motivation, leadership and team building, as he joined John Maxwell’s Maximum Impact speakers bureau as a host and speaker. Bob is also a past host of Nightingale-Conant’s Success Streams audio series. Now, Bob has taken what he has learned as an announcer and interviewer and put it all together as a keynote speaker and lecturer. For more on Bob’s topics, please click the links on the left side of this page!
During his career, Bob has worked with and interviewed hundreds of athletes, coaches and administrators. Bob has taken what he has learned from some of the nation’s top motivational coaches and put them into powerful presentations that will be sure to inspire and motivate your team or business. Find out what Bob has learned from sports superstars like Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN’s Lee Corso and baseball legends Don Sutton and Sparky Anderson. And with his host duties for Maximum Impact Bob also reaches out to the business community and talks with the leaders or business and industry for their insights.