My name is Dylan R. Coyle.
I was born on October 1, 1998. Since I was 10, I have wanted to become a sports broadcaster.
I have fond memories of legendary Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas calling the World Series winner in 2008. The Phillies played the Tampa Bay Rays that year, and in Game 5, they won it all for the first time since 1980. I was ecstatic. I kept replaying that scene in my head: “The 0-2 pitch, swing and a miss! Struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball!”
However, the moment that has stayed with me is not the play in itself. It is the call that Kalas made.
That was when I knew that I wanted to announce sports one day. To connect with the moment, to create the moment, and to become the moment is what I want. The broadcaster is the maker of the moment. I want to be the maker of moments.
Since that day in 2008, I have been fortunate enough to meet and stay connected with people in the broadcasting business and to have gained a lot of experience in the field.
I have experience broadcasting hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and eSport auto racing. However, hockey is the sport that sparks my passion.
I have announced for the Temple University men's basketball team and hockey team and the Reading Royals of the ECHL. I have also hosted shows on WHIP Radio, Temple University's student-run radio station. All activities pertaining to broadcasting can be found in the Broadcasting section.
In addition to broadcasting, I have immersed myself in other facets of the sports journalism world by creating Good Night, Good Hockey and The Takeover.
GNGHockey is a hockey blog that I created in 2016 and has become a credentialed website with press passes to games of the Philadelphia Flyers, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and Hershey Bears. In 2017, I joined Sons of Penn as a reporter. This is discussed in the Journalism section.
The Takeover is a group event that I organized from 2015 to 2018, giving hundreds of hockey fans the opportunity to play on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center, the Santander Arena, and the outdoor rink at Hersheypark Stadium and to enjoy a tailgate and professional game that night. This is discussed in the Event Management section.
I started college in fall of 2017 at Temple University and plan to graduate in May of 2021.
I am someone who understands the importance of skill, dedication, perseverance, and appearance. I will never stop being grateful for the opportunities I have been given and will never stop chasing my dreams.
- Dylan R. Coyle