Hoffmann, who is the State
Representative for District 15, will handle the play-by-play duties and will be
joined in the booth by analyst Bruce Hanks for the second straight season. Newcomer
Amanda Joseph will handle the sideline reporting duties and host ULM's weekly
Hawk Talk radio show. Joseph will also be bringing fans exclusive video interviews on ulmwarhawks.com after the Warhawks' practices during fall camp as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Hoffmann is the retired assistant superintendent of the Ouachita Parish School Board. Hoffmann, who received three degrees from ULM including his Doctorate, has received multiple awards from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for his work in the radio booth.
Hanks returns for his sixth
season with the Warhawk Radio Network. Hanks,
ULM's director of athletics from 2001-04, served as the sideline reporter for
ULM football games from 2004-06. He filled in for Hoffmann as the play-by-play
broadcaster during the 2007 season and just completed his fifth season as the "Voice
of the Warhawks" for the ULM baseball team. Hanks has two degrees from ULM and is a financial consultant for Graham Bordelon and Company in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of CenturyLink.
Joseph, a recent graduate of LSU, was in
charge of the Tigers' new media operations for its official website and hosted a
weekly video segment, GameDay Xtra. The Pineville, La., native was named Miss Louisiana in 2007 and is currently working as a graduate assistant in the ULM athletics department.
The Warhawks open the 2009 season on Sept. 5 at No. 2 Texas in Austin, Texas. ULM's first home game is Sept. 12 against Texas Southern in Malone Stadium.
The first Hawk Talk will air on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live from the Fieldhouse Bar & Grill on Hwy. 165 just north of ULM's campus.
Season tickets for ULM's five home games at Malone Stadium and tickets for all of ULM's away game are available by calling the ULM ticket office at 318-342-3ULM.