Missouri State Director of Athletics Kyle Moats has announced open tryouts for the men’s basketball public address announcer position for the upcoming season.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining previous public address and basketball experience, as well an audio (MP3 or .WAV file) sample of previous announcing work, not to exceed two minutes in length. Both items should be sent via email no later than October 14 to [email protected].

Selected finalists will audition before a live basketball audience at the team’s Twilight Tipoff event at Hammons Student Center on Friday, Oct. 18. The successful applicant will be expected to be available for the entirety of the Bears’ 2013-14 home schedule.

I encourage women to try out as well.  One woman who broke that P.A. announcer barrier was with the San Francisco Giants.