Year Inducted: 2021
Schools / Organizations:
Centralia High School
Mike McManus began his broadcasting and print media career in 1995 and worked until March of 2019. He broadcasted Centralia High School Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball from 1995-1998, before getting hired at the Centralia Sentinel, where he worked from 1997—2003. Mike worked as their sports editor for the last 13 years. McManus returned to radio in 2003 and spent 16 years doing play-by-play for “Orphans” basketball.
Mike has had the honor of covering and calling three Centralia trips to the state tournament (98, 02 & 11). He also worked at WCXO Radio and covered Breese Central, Mater Dei, Carlyle and Wesclin. If you attend a Centralia High School basketball game, that’s Mike’s voice you will hear as the public address announcer.