COLLEGE STATION, Texas – With a highly-anticipated season of Aggie men's basketball on the horizon, Texas A&M Athletics revealed Wednesday that veteran Aggie gameday staffer Mike Fitch will serve as public address announcer for men's basketball home games at Reed Arena.
"I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of the Texas A&M Athletics game day staff," Fitch said. "Aggie basketball is poised to have a great season and I'm excited to play a role in making Reed Arena one of the most exciting venues for college basketball in the country."
A familiar voice to the 12th Man, Fitch brings considerable experience behind the microphone at a multitude of Texas A&M athletic events.
In addition to assuming full-time PA responsibilities inside Reed Arena for the 2017-18 season, Fitch has been heard at soccer matches, equestrian meets, baseball and softball games. After serving as a back-up announcer for men's basketball, he began his run as the primary public address voice for men's basketball during a stretch of eight games to close last season.
In addition to his duties behind the microphone, Fitch has assisted on the Aggie men's basketball table staff during game days as video replay coordinator.
Starting out with soccer in 2001, Fitch has announced for every Aggie sport, including the 2007 Football Maroon & White game, and has been announcing names at Texas A&M graduation since 2008.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
An affordable, family entertainment option, season tickets begin as low as $100. Annual per seat contributions are required for some seating areas of Reed Arena. Contact the 12th Man Foundation for additional information or to order tickets by calling 888-992-4443 or logging onto www.12thMan.com/Tickets.
Texas A&M, which has drawn off-season Top 25 attention from multiple media outlets, stands to return one of the SEC's most formidable rosters to the hardwood for the upcoming season as the Aggies bring back four starters and 10 total players, representing 82.3 percent of the Aggies' total scoring output.
Underscoring the strength of the Aggies' upcoming non-conference slate, Yahoo! Sports college basketball writer Jeff Eisenberg recently released his post-draft look at the preseason top 25 which featured four upcoming Texas A&M out of conference opponents in the top 10 – Arizona (1), Kansas (2), West Virginia (8) and USC (9). The Aggies, meanwhile, checked in at No. 19 while three other SEC squads were also represented – Kentucky (4), Florida (11) and Alabama (22). The Wildcats, Gators and Crimson Tide are all slated to visit Aggieland to face Texas A&M inside Reed Arena next season.