BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Former Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Membership Coordinator Mike Shannon returns to the league office as the inaugural Broadcast Assistant for the CWPA.
In his position, Shannon will be responsible for the scheduling, management and production of the league’s collegiate club remote-streaming program around the country in addition to other multimedia duties as assigned by CWPA Director of Multimedia Justin Cypert and Assistant Commissioner Tom Tracey.
“Mike Shannon brings both his energy and talents to help us expand and improve the reach of our Multimedia Department,” stated Cypert. “He will be involved in coordinating and supporting our Remote Streaming Program as well as helping us introduce some new content and features in the coming months.”
No stranger to the CWPA, Shannon began his connection with the league as as a production assistant and remote announcer for the CWPA’s remote collegiate club broadcasts during the 2016 men’s and 2017 women’s season from September until March.
In addition, he aided in the production and operation of the remote streaming coverage by serving as a technical director, remote announcer, replay/graphics specialist and camera operator in both the league office and on site at the CWPA’s championship events around the country.
A native of Bridgeport, Pa., Shannon served as the CWPA’s Membership Director during the 2017-18 academic year prior to joining the event management staff at the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park as a manager of venue concessions.
A 2016 graduate of Temple University’s School of Media and Communications, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production with concentration in Sports/Television production.
During his time at Temple, he worked as a production assistant in 2012 with the Columbia Broadcast Service (CBS) radio news affiliate KYW producing and compiling 60-second news segments.