Friends of Basketball


Matt Piescinski

Year Inducted: 2019

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: (Dolton) Thornridge High School
Charleston High School
Eastern Illinois University

Biography: Matt got his first taste of being a public address announcer while a student at (Dolton) Thornridge High School.  He worked the PA for basketball games for three years.  He then was able to announce basketball games as a college student at Eastern Illinois University.  For the next 25+ years, Matt was at the microphone for the Panthers.  When not at the university, Matt manned the PA for Charleston High School.  In addition to announcing basketball games, Matt was asked to help as an announcer for numerous school and community events.