Tech voice Brandon Gaudin moving on for new job

Georgia Tech broadcasting voice Brandon Gaudin, who replaced Wes Durham in 2013, will be leaving his post for a trio of opportunities.

Gaudin, who has called Tech football and basketball, with some baseball, will be the voice for the Madden NFL game for EA Sports, a role that previously was held by some of the more recognized names in the industry — Jim Nantz, Pat Summerall, Al Michaels and Gus Johnson. He also will be the lead college football play-by-play announcer for Westwood One Sports, a job that will include NFL games. He’ll also work for the Big Ten Network doing play-by-play for football, basketball and baseball.

In a statement, Gaudin thanked athletic director Mike Bobinski, the athletic department staff and the whole of the Tech community, as well as his radio crew — Randy Waters, Sean Bedford, Miller Pope, Stephen Hartzell, Roddy Jones, Al Ciraldo Jr. and Tommy Barber.

“When I uprooted from Indianapolis to move to Atlanta, I certainly didn’t know my stay at Georgia Tech would span just three seasons. I just remember being so excited that I couldn’t get there fast enough,” Gaudin said. “This is an absolutely wonderful job, and I am incredibly fortunate to have held it.”

Before his hire in August 2013, he called basketball at Butler, his alma mater.

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A release from the school said that a search for a successor will begin immediately.

“While we are certainly excited for Brandon to have such a great opportunity to grow his broadcasting career, we are equally sad to see him leave,” Bobinski said in a statement. “Brandon has become an important part of the Georgia Tech family, and was respected and admired by our fans and alumni as the voice of the Yellow Jackets. Beyond his ability in the broadcast booth, his skill as a host and emcee added significantly to the quality of events across our department.”

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