Nate Gatter

Nate Gatter is a radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for the Gateway Grizzlies, Missouri Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Morehead State Eagles, and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on SEC Network Plus, BTN Plus, and ESPN+/ESPN3. In 2017, he was named Sportscasters Talent Agency of America's Jim Nantz Award winner as the nation's most outstanding collegiate sportscaster.

As the Grizzlies' lead play-by-play broadcaster since 2017, Nate calls Gateway's 96-game Frontier League schedule. In his role with SEC Network Plus, Nate calls TV play-by-play for Missouri women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, women's soccer and softball. His freelance TV play-by-play portfolio also includes Western Kentucky football and men’s basketball, Ohio State volleyball, and Morehead State men’s and women’s basketball.

Nate is a St. Louis native and a December 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri. Since starting his career in May 2014, he has called well over 600 games across seven sports and 17 different levels. Nate's full resume is below, following his broadcast schedule.

Nate's Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • TV - Soccer: Alabama @ Missouri — Oct. 24 — 6:30 p.m. CT — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus

  • TV - Volleyball: Mississippi State @ No. 22 Missouri — Oct. 27 — 1 p.m. CT — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus

  • TV - Football: Florida Atlantic @ Western Kentucky — Nov. 2 — 3 p.m. CT — Bowling Green, Ky. — ESPN+

  • TV - Men’s Basketball: Tennessee Tech @ Western Kentucky — Nov. 5 — 7 p.m. CT — Bowling Green, Ky. — ESPN+

  • TV - Volleyball: No. 7 Wisconsin @ Ohio State — Nov. 8 — 7 p.m. ET — Columbus, Ohio — BTN+

  • TV - Men’s Basketball: Austin Peay @ Western Kentucky — Nov. 9 — 3 p.m. CT — Bowling Green, Ky. — ESPN+

  • TV - Volleyball: No. 6 Minnesota @ Ohio State — Nov. 10 — 12 p.m. ET — Columbus, Ohio — BTN+

  • TV - Volleyball: No. 17 Illinois @ Ohio State — Nov. 24 — 1 p.m. ET — Columbus, Ohio — BTN+

  • TV - Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Wesleyan @ Western Kentucky — Dec. 17 — 7 p.m. CT — Bowling Green, Ky. — ESPN+

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Work Experience

SEC Network Plus                                                                                     Columbia, Mo. 

Play-by-Play Broadcaster                                                                                                                                            Feb. 2017 - Present

  • Provide play-by-play for Missouri women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and women's soccer on SEC Network Plus (WatchESPN), produced by Mizzou Network


Freelance TV Play-by-Play — NCAA Div. I                                               Various 

Play-by-Play Broadcaster                                                                                                                                             Feb. 2017 - Present

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  • Missouri Tigers women’s basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball on SEC Network Plus

  • Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football and men’s basketball on ESPN+ (since Sept. 2019)

  • Ohio State Buckeyes volleyball on BTN Plus (since Sept. 2019)

  • Morehead State Eagles men’s and women’s basketball on ESPN+ (since Sept. 2019)


Gateway Grizzlies – Frontier League                                                                                     Sauget, Ill.

Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations                                                                                                          Jan. 2017 - Present

  • Serve as lead play-by-play broadcaster for the Grizzlies' 96-game schedule on the Grizzlies Media Network

  • Produce game notes, write game recaps, maintain press box, handle broadcast equipment, produce and engineer broadcasts on-site during games, etc.

  • Serve as primary talent for Grizzlies TV segments and appearances

  • Act as travel secretary: coordinate hotels, gyms, buses; handle rooming lists, new contracts, etc.


Lincoln University – NCAA Div. II                                                                                   Jefferson City, Mo.

Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Football/Men's Basketball                                                                                                Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2018

  • Provided play-by-play for all home football games and select road games on 29,500-watt KJLU

  • Provided play-by-play for men's basketball games


Wisconsin Woodchucks – Northwoods League                                                                    Wausau, Wis.

Play-by-Play Broadcaster; Media Relations Assistant                                                                                                Nov. 2015 - Dec. 2016

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  • Provided play-by-play for all 72 'Chucks games on 10,000-watt FOX Sports Radio-Wausau (WRIG, 1390 AM/93.9 FM) with Sunday games tri-cast on 20,000-watt WSAU (550 AM)

  • Managed, maintained and set up all broadcast equipment for home and road games

  • Produced daily game program insert featuring team updates, as well as stories, stats and scores from around the league

  • Wrote daily game recaps and weekly feature stories for Woodchucks and Northwoods League websites

  • Assisted in managing, and providing content for, Woodchucks social media and website


Orleans Firebirds – Cape Cod Baseball League                                                                   Orleans, Mass. 

Play-by-Play Broadcaster                                                                                                                                             Dec. 2014 - Oct. 2015

  • Provided play-by-play for all 50 games during the 2015 Orleans Firebirds season on the Cape Cod Baseball Network

  • Managed, maintained and set up broadcast equipment for home and road games

  • Served as the sideline reporter for WCAI (NPR)’s live coverage of the 2015 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game

  • Provided select play-by-play for Fox College Sports’ live TV coverage of the Orleans Firebirds

 


Education

University of Missouri                                                                                                              Columbia, Mo.

B.A., Political Science                                                                                                                                                   December 2017

 

  • University of Missouri Honors College Inductee

  • Missouri School of Journalism Walter Williams Scholar

  • University of Missouri Show-Me Scholar

  • Dean's List


Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, UStream, Livestream, SoundCloud, Wix, Squarespace, Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Website management and contribution with respect to statistics, print, editing and layout

  • Social media management for live-tweeting, promotions, PR, etc.

  • Pointstreak scoring, statistics and website management

  • AP Style editing


References

Joe Block             

Radio/TV Play-by-Play
Pittsburgh Pirates              

Marc Zumoff

TV Play-by-Play
Philadelphia 76ers

Joe Davis            

TV Play-by-Play
FOX Sports/Los Angeles Dodgers