Mike Couzens has been the Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager for the Fort Wayne TinCaps since March of 2012. The White Plains, N.Y. native began his professional baseball career with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affilaite of the Washington Nationals. During that season, pitcher Stephen Strasburg made six starts with the club. Couzens next worked for the Dayton Dragons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Cininnati Reds. During his time in Dayton, the team set the all-time sports sellout record, then 815 consecutive games, which garnered coverage in outlets such as Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and many of ESPN's platforms. In the winter of 2011, he worked as the radio play-by-play voice for the women's basketball team at the University of Vermont.
Couzens received his degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While in college, he was a play-by-play broadcaster at several radio stations including Syracuse University's WAER, which counts Mike Tirico, Bob Costas, Marv Albert and Hank Greenwald among its many alumni. Couzens also served as President and General Manager of WJPZ, a Top-40 station, and worked as a news reporter at WSYR. He first broadcast baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
In his free time, he enjoys listening to podcasts such as This American Life and Radiolab, rooting on the New York Mets and Kansas City Chiefs, and playing basketball.
To get an inside look at the Fort Wayne TinCaps, be sure to check out Mike's blog It's All Relative.