Holliday to be honored by University of Maryland

September 26, 2013 | WNST Staff


College Park, Md. – The University of Maryland Department of Athletics will honor Johnny Holliday, the Voice of The Terrapins, for his 35 years of service to the university.

Holliday will be joined at a press availability by director of athletics Kevin Anderson and head coaches Randy Edsall and Mark Turgeon on Tuesday, Oct 1 at noon at the Gossett Football Team House. In addition, Holliday will be honored at halftime of the Maryland-Virginia game on Saturday, Oct 12 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

“Johnny is a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has been a part of so many iconic moments in Maryland athletics over the past 35 years,” Anderson said.  “His impact goes way beyond the broadcast booth as he has been an outstanding ambassador for our program and our community. For 35 years, Johnny has been the Voice of the Terrapins and we have listened as he has shared the many outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes, coaches and teams through his powerful storytelling ability.”

Holliday joined the Terrapin Sports Radio Network in 1978 and has been on the call for some of the most memorable moments in Maryland history. Inducted into the Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003, Holliday has called four ACC football titles and seven bowl wins. He also narrated the 2002 national championship season and the 2004 ACC Tournament title.

Before joining Maryland, Holliday gained notoriety as one of the most respected disc jockeys in the country, with some of his work featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, Holliday called numerous sports for ABC Radio, with assignments including the Olympics and the Masters.

Holliday is currently the host of Nats Xtra on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.