Reece Monaco no longer voice of Cowboy football, men’s basketball
LARAMIE -- Reece Monaco is no longer the voice of Wyoming football and men's basketball.
The longtime broadcaster announced on his personal Facebook page Friday the university and Learfield have decided to move in a different direction and "unfortunately I am not part of that."
UW and its broadcast partner have not yet commented on the move.
Keith Kelley, the current voice of Cowgirls basketball, who took over for Monaco before the 2020 campaign, will now call football and men's basketball for the remainder of the season, he confirmed. Kevin McKinney will continue to provide color for football and men's basketball and Erick Pauley will still serve as the sideline reporter for UW football games.
David Settle, brand manager at WyoPreps.com and voice of Laramie High School, will take over on the women's side. Settle confirmed the news Saturday afternoon.
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Monaco, who works at KFBC in Cheyenne, called women's basketball games for 19 seasons. He also served as the sideline reporter in football. He was hired to replace Dave Walsh, who called UW football and men's basketball for nearly four decades.
Monaco took over as the play-by-play broadcaster for men's basketball in 2020. This was his first season calling football games.
"It is with an extremely heavy and broken heart that I will no longer be behind the mic," Monaco wrote. "... Thank you to all the Wyoming fans who have supported me over the years as we continue to support these great student athletes and coaches in future seasons.
"Thank you for the memories."
Kickoff between Wyoming and Boise State is set for 5 p.m. Mountain Time tonight. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. You can hear Keith Kelley on all local Wyoming affiliates.
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