Mark Cantrell
Mark Cantrell

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 318-795-2475

Mark Cantrell enters his seventh season as the Sports Information Director at LSU Shreveport. In the inagural year of the award, he was chosen as the Red River Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year by his peers for the 2013-14 season.

Cantrell was named the LSUS SID in the summer of 2009 as he now has over 19 years of experience in broadcasting including being the Voice of the Pilots Baseball team since 2004 broadcasting play-by-play on the internet broadcasts. In addition to baseball play-by-play and the public address at Pilots Field, his voice can also be heard at The Dock for the men's and women's home basketball games.

His broadcasting career began in 1997 during his sophomore year at Southwood High School when he volunteered to be a public address announcer for Shreveport Dixie Baseball in the summer for their All-Star Tournaments (Sub-District and District). His interest grew for broadcasting as he watched his father, Randy Cantrell, announce baseball games, rodeos, and the occasional auction.

With encouragement from those around him, he continued to apply for and get different positions in the broadcasting industry and continues to broadcast for the LSUS Pilots. Cantrell has broadcast at least one game in each of the four time zones in the U.S.

He is a graduate of Southwood High School in Shreveport where he lettered three years on the varsity baseball team. Cantrell recieved an Associates Degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Bossier Parish Community College in the Spring of 2004 and furthered his education receiving his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from LSU Shreveport in the Spring of 2006.

He is married to the former Jennifer Rigdon of Grand Cane, Louisiana. They are the proud parents of Elizabeth Jane "Lizzy" (6) and Macy Nicole (3).

Cantrell's Broadcasting Timeline

1997-Present

PA Announcer at Dixie Youth Baseball All-Star Tournaments

 

1997-2001

PA Announcer for Southwood High School Baseball Team

 

2000

Play-by-Play for Karnack High School Football Team-KMHT (1450 AM) Marshall, Tx.

 

2001

Play-by-Play for Southwood Baseball State Tournament-KFLO (1300 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2001

Play-by-Play for Southwood Football-KFLO (1300 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2001-2002

PA Announcer for the Shreveport Swamp Dragons (Texas League-AA San Francisco Giants)

 

2002

PA Announcer for the SWAC Baseball Tournament at Fair Grounds Field

 

2002

PA Announcer for the BPCC Baseball Tournament at Fair Grounds Field

 

2002-2003

PA Announcer for the LSU vs. Centenary Baseball Game at Fair Grounds Field

 

2002

Co-Host of the Great Big Scoreboard Show-KWKH (1130 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2003

Play-by-Play for the High School Football Game of the Week-Super Talk (1340 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2004-2005

Host of the Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard Show-KWKH (1130 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2005

Play-by-Play at the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series-Auburn Sports Network-Auburn, Ala.

 

2005

Play-by-Play for the High School Football Game of the Week-KEEL (710 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2006-2007

Play-by-Play for the High School Football Gridiron Game of the Week-KEEL (710 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2006-2007

PA Announcer for the Brookwood Bowl Youth Football at Independence Stadium

 

2006-2008

PA Announcer for the Shreveport Sports (American Association)

 

2007-2008

Host for the High School Football TV Show "In the Zone" -KMSS (Fox 33)

 

2008   

Play-by-Play for the Airline Vikings Football Team-KEEL (710 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2008

Host for the Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard Show-KWKH (1130 AM) Shreveport, La.

 

2009-2010

PA Announcer for the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (American Association)

 

2013-present

PA Announcer for the Southern Baseball Association Showcase Tournaments

 

2013

PA Announcer for the Southern Baseball Association Showcase

 
2014

Emcee for Dixie Boys and Jr. Boys World Series

 
2014 Color Analyst for Airline Viking Football on 92.1 FM  
2015 Color Analyst for Benton Tiger Football on 92.1 FM  
2016 Play-by-play for Calvary Cavalier Football on 980am  

2004-PRESENT

Play by Play Announcer for the LSU Shreveport Pilots-Stretch Internet

 

2005-PRESENT

PA Announcer for the LSU Shreveport Pilots

 
 
 
 
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