GREENFIELD — Mark Boyle, the “voice of the Pacers,” who has announced more than 2,000 of the Indianapolis NBA team’s games, visited a Greenfield school to help out with a unit on TV and broadcast journalism.
The eighth-grade Project Lead the Way engineering class, taught by Jeremy Spencer, invited the venerable announcer to share his experiences of decades of narrating professional and college sports.
Boyle has been the voice of the Pacers for 28 seasons, since the second season of former Pacer Reggie Miller, who now works as an NBA commentator for TV network TNT.
Spencer was grateful to have the announcer speak about his insight into the broadcast journalism industry.
“I thought his message was excellent,” he said. “He was very direct, very to the point but left a lot of time for the kids to ask questions.”
The students enjoyed hearing Boyle’s stories, Spencer said. Some of the young men in the class have listened to Boyle’s announcing of Pacers games on the radio, and they especially loved hearing the key events and history he shared.
Students in the class will be shooting videos and producing a full news broadcast to finish out the unit, Spencer said.