Adam Lindsey Selected Western Kentucky Football Color Analyst

Aug. 23, 2001

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Big Red Radio Network and executive producer Derron Steenbergen announced Thursday that former Hilltopper Adam Lindsey will serve as the color commentator for Western Kentucky University football broadcasts this fall. He replaces Lee Murray, who served as analyst in the network's first year.

"Adam is a wonderful addition to the network," Steenbergen said. "As a former player at Western he brings the unique perspective of putting on the pads and going into battle. His understanding of the game is excellent and should complement Mike Legg very well."

"Adam will prove to be a great addition to the Big Red Radio Network," said Legg, the network's play-by-play announcer. "I think fans will come to embrace his enthusiasm for and knowledge of Hilltopper football."

Lindsey, 37, lettered four years for the Toppers as a punter from 1983-86. He holds school career records with 299 punts and 11,450 yards, and appears three times among the top five season records in both categories. He has nine years experience as a coach and teacher on the high school level, working a year at East Hardin, Casey County -- where he was the head coach -- and Bowling Green before moving to Winter Haven, Fla., to serve as defensive coordinator and head wrestling coach for two years at Winter Haven HS. Lindsey returned to Kentucky to work at Elizabethtown High for four years, also serving two years as head track coach.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to join the Big Red Radio Network," Lindsey said. "As a Hilltopper fan growing up as a kid and a former player on the Hill, I'm honored to return to such a dedicated group of WKU supporters."

A representative in Kentucky for the Holt, Rinehart and Winston book company since 1996, Lindsey received his bachelor's degree in 1987 and master's degree in '94 from WKU -- both in education. He is married to the former Linda Norman of Liberty, Ky., and has two children, daughter Meredith (5) and son Koy (4).

The Network also announced Craig McCormick will return for his second season as men's basketball analyst.

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