ABOUT BRENDAN DEVENNEY
Brendan DeVenney is a sports broadcaster for the Saint Ignatius Broadcast Network (SIBN) in Cleveland, Ohio at Saint Ignatius High School.
DeVenney can be heard covering Saint Ignatius Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball.
Brendan has had the honor of calling many thrilling and historic games while on the SIBN. Some include the 2015 Week 2 high school football game between Saint Ignatius and Mentor High School, where Saint Ignatius QB Dennis Grosel broke the school record for most passing yards in a game with 415 yards, even though the Wildcats lost with eight seconds left, 63-56. He also called the Week 8 high school football game in 2015 between the Wildcats and Archbishop Moeller High School, where Grosel once again broke his own school record with 457 passing yards, while the Wildcats fell by a game-winning game field goal, 55-52.
Brendan also called the 2016 District Basketball Final between rivals Saint Ignatius and St. Edward at Cleveland State University, where the Wildcats downed the favored Eagles, 58-51 in front of a sellout crowd. He then called the Regional Basketball Final where the Wildcats went into double overtime with favored Garfield Heights. The game had 4,366 listeners tuned in that night.
In December of 2016, DeVenney called the game of his life. Saint Ignatius Football faced St. Xavier in the OHSAA Division 1 State Football Championship at Ohio Stadium. It was the most viewed football game on the SIBN ever, with 19,375 listeners tuning in for the big game.
He was awarded “The Dick Zunt ’50 Student Sports Information Award” for his work updating the Saint Ignatius High School Athletic Website, creating gameday programs for basketball, and updating the @SIHSSports Twitter account. In addition, he has been awarded the “Moderator Award” for his leadership, dedication, and innovative ideas to the SIBN.
In the summer of 2015, he made it possible for the Northern Ohio Baseball Club, a team that was in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, to have their games streamed live on their website. Brendan created the broadcasts and provided his own play-by-play analysis of collegiate baseball, at the high school level!
He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in the spring of 2017. In the summer, he was awarded the Dick Zunt Memorial Scholarship from the Cleveland Browns Touchdown Club Charities. Zunt was actively involved with CTCC. He was a long-time reporter for the Plain Dealer for over 43 years covering the local high school sports community. In addition, he graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 1950. Zunt passed away in 2010.
Now, DeVenney will enroll at the University of Mount Union and begin his collegiate broadcasting career. He will be on 91.1 WRMU and will work in the Sports Information Department.