Athletic director Dick Baddour and Learfield Sports general manager Gary Sobba announced today that Jones Angell will replace Woody Durham as the play-by-play caller for UNC football and men’s basketball broadcasts starting this season.
Angell has worked for the Tar Heel Sports Network for 11 years and is currently a color analyst.
“He beat out a talented group of candidates from across the nation,” Baddour said in a press release. “What stood out to us was his preparation, attention to detail, easy listening style and knowledge of the history of Carolina athletics. He understands that he is following in the footsteps of someone our fans love dearly, but I believe strongly that Jones will make his own mark on Tar Heel athletics.”
Durham announced his retirement in April after calling UNC play-by-play for 40 seasons.
“No one will ever be able to replace Woody Durham and I will not try to do so,” Angell said. “What I will try to do is continue the level of professionalism, broadcast excellence and passion for the Tar Heels that Woody brought to the position for so many years. Growing up listening to Woody, I understand the special relationship he had with Tar Heel fans and I look forward to cultivating a similar relationship as we experience Carolina athletics together over the next several years.”