JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 18, 2020) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is putting a twist on its annual Game Time Tour series.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ETSU announced on Monday they will be holding a virtual Game Time Tour series, which allows Buccaneer fans to hear from the ETSU head coaches as they prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
"The Game Time Tour is a highlight of the year for ETSU fans, coaches and staff,” said ETSU Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Dr. Matt McGahey. “We always look forward to visiting the people in our region, providing an update on our athletic department, and growing support for the Bucs. Unfortunately, the pandemic will not allow for our traditional in-person event series this year. Rather, we will use technology and a combination of platforms to continue and expand the Game Time Tour virtually. Every head coach and program will participate. We encourage our fans to join us on Facebook Live and our social media accounts to engage with our coaches as they discuss their programs and answer questions.”
The Game Time Tour begins Wednesday night as ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay and “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos will be taking questions on Facebook Live via the ETSU Buccaneer Athletics Facebook pagestarting at 6 p.m. Fans can submit their questions live on Facebook in the comments section or via Twitter @BucSportsRadio using the #ETSUGTT.
ETSU women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell and football head coach Randy Sanders will also be a part of the Facebook Live Game Time Tour series. Coach Ezell will be taking questions on Monday, June 1 and Coach Sanders will be on Monday, June 15. Both interviews will start at 6 p.m.
Throughout the end of May and during the entire month of June, ETSU Athletics will post recorded interviews with its head coaches via its social media accounts. Below is the full virtual Game Time Tour schedule:
Wednesday, May 20 – Coach Shay GameTime Tour presented by Food City
Tuesday, May 26 – Coach VanEaton GameTimeTour presented by RNA Medical Aesthetics
Monday, June 1 – Coach Ezell GameTime Tour presented by Johnson City Honda
Tuesday, June 2 – Coach Amos GameTime Tour presented by Alumni Hall
Friday, June 5 – Coach Shelton GameTime Tour presented by Alumni Hall
Monday, June 8 – Coach Irwin GameTime Tour presented by Andrew Johnson Bank
Tuesday, June 9 – Coach Pennucci GameTime Tour presented by Andrew Johnson Bank
Monday, June 15 – Coach Sanders GameTime Tour presented by Citi
Thursday, June 18 – Coach Stiegwardt GameTime Tour presented by Just Jump
Sunday, June 21 – Coach Rojas GameTime Tour presented by Just Jump
Tuesday, June 23 – Coach Yelton GameTime Tour presented by Allison Outdoor
Thursday, June 25 – Coach Casper GameTime Tour presented by Allison Outdoor
Sunday, June 28 – Coach Watts GameTime Tour presented by Fanatics 101
Tuesday, June 30 – Coach Jenkins GameTime Tour presented by Citi
Bold – indicates will be on Facebook Live starting at 6 p.m.
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