Teacher, Broadcaster, Coach, Writer
Brian Croasmun began his teaching career in 1989 as a special education teacher at New Martinsville School. Three years later he was transferred into a position of teaching reading to 7th and 8th graders and has been there ever since.
In 1988 he was a volunteer assistant football coach at his alma mater, Paden City High School, and has since been a middle school football coach, assistant high school baseball coach, middle school girls’ basketball coach, head coach of high school softball, head boys’ soccer coach and even spent two and a half weeks as a high school band director. However, he got the most satisfaction coaching all of his kids’ youth sports teams he could.
In 2001, Brian was asked to fill in for a high school football radio broadcast and has never stopped. He has called football, basketball, baseball and softball. He’s broadcast from the tiniest of gyms sitting among the fans to Wheeling Island Stadium and the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum. He’s been on the call of hundreds of regular season games, playoff games and even a state championship softball game. He once called a baseball and softball game at the same time!
Brian now feels it is time to put all of this experience together and enter the world of publishing. He hopes to put his work with kids, sports and reading together in a group of books that adults will enjoy as well as children.