Dave South has retired, which left a void for Texas A&M athletics. The Aggies needed a new play-by-play voice for football and basketball broadcasts.
On Friday, Texas A&M announced veteran broadcaster Andrew Monaco will be the new “Voice of the Aggies.” Monaco is relocating to College Station from San Antonio, where he has served as part of the broadcast team for the San Antonio Spurs for the past 11 seasons.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be to be chosen to succeed Dave South, and I can only hope to honor his legacy by telling the stories and describing the accomplishments of outstanding student-athletes,” Monaco said in a press release. “Joining the Aggie and Learfield families is a tremendous honor and responsibility, and, as the father of an Aggie, I have a unique appreciation for the traditions, values, and culture of Texas A&M. I cannot wait for the first kickoff on Aug. 30.”
Monaco has an extensive play-by-play background, serving as a broadcaster on telecasts of SEC, Big 12 and ACC events for multiple networks, including FOX Sports Net, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, Comcast and ESPN. His nearly 30 years of broadcasting experience also includes work as the play-by-play voice for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
“We’re excited to welcome Andrew as the ‘Voice of the Aggies,'” Texas A&M director of athletics Scott Woodward said in a press release. “Since last fall, we have conducted a comprehensive national search for a broadcaster who could bring the game to life for our listeners and viewers and who also would have a deep appreciation and feel for what Texas A&M is about. Andrew is a world-class professional with unmatched enthusiasm who understands the importance of this role to the Texas A&M legion.”
South was the voice of Texas A&M sports since 1985. He announced his decision to retire in August and recently finished his last seasons calling football and basketball.