With the NFL moving the Rams back to Los Angeles, the question was posed by many in the P. A. announcer community of who will be the voice of the Rams. The answer is Sam Lagana who is a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan. Palisadian-Post: The Man Behind the Microphone Lagana had mentioned to several
With the NFL moving the Rams back to Los Angeles, the question was posed by many in the P. A. announcer community of who will be the voice of the Rams. The answer is Sam Lagana who is a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan.
Lagana had mentioned to several of his friends about his hopes to be the voice of the Rams then next thing he knew the Rams were asking him to read some copy. He recorded the announcements on his phone, sent them in and received the offer to announce for the Rams.
Like all announcers, Lagana has a full-time job as he serves as Associate Vice Chancellor at Pepperdine University. He has been at Pepperdine since 2002 and brought more than 25 years of professional expertise in executive management and specific expertise in external affairs business specializations that included advancement, development, community relations, marketing, promotions, public relations, broadcast television and radio production and sponsorship experience.
In addition to his time at Pepperdine, Lagana has served as Executive Director at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and was Executive Director of the prestigious John R. Wooden Award from 1996-01. He served one term as National Director of Sports at the renowned Josephson Institute of Ethics in Los Angeles in 2002 and handled the duties of Director of Athletics while serving as Associate Director of Athletics at Cal State Dominguez Hills (1993-1996), and Assistant Director of Athletics at Cal State Northridge (1989-1993) during the Matadors’ transition from Division II to Division I for NCAA competition.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with all of the accomplishments and achievements the 54-year old has had. Now, though, he’ll be responsible for learning a new team just like the rest of L. A., however he has to look at over 100 players, some who share the same numbers, so he is ready for preseason play. As that roster gets pared down, it’ll make it easier as he prepares for a season in which the fans are expecting a Super Bowl experience in welcoming the team back to the City of Angels.
Feature photo by Rich Schmitt, Staff Photographer at Palisadian-Post