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Gene Deckerhoff Bio

  Gene Deckerhoff
Gene Deckerhoff

Hall of Fame Class:
2002 (Moore-Stone Award)

For nearly 30 years, Deckerhoff has been hosting coaches’shows and serving as the on-air talent for the Seminoles. In 1989, he added the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to his weekend schedule and has also served as the play-by-play announcer for AFL teams, the Tampa Bay Storm and the Orlando Predators. Deckerhoff is a nine-time winner of the Florida Sportscaster of the Year Award and 18-time winner of the best play-by-play announcer for college and pro ball. In 2000, he was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Gene also received an ADDY Award for the best regional TV promo for “The Bobby Bowden Show” in 1986 and in 1991 won a silver medal award from the American Advertising Association. Gene has been married to the lovely Ann Deckerhoff for over 37 years and they have three sons, Emerson, Dennis and Eric, and six grandchildren. In the off-season, Gene enjoys traveling with his family, woodworking, photography and cooking.

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