Joe Pott has been the "Voice of the Cougars" since 2008. The native of St. Louis, Missouri, oversees all broadcasting operations for SIUE athletics.
He is the radio voice of Cougar men's basketball and baseball on 88.7 the Sound, all home broadcasts on ESPN+ and also appeared on FOX Sports Midwest as part of the Cougars' basketball television coverage.
In the fall he handles play-by-play on webcasts of men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
He has called more than 300 SIUE men's basketball games and nearly 400 Cougar baseball games in addition to several hundred more soccer, volleyball, softball, and women's basketball games, while also serving as the host and emcee at many Cougar athletics special events throughout the year.
Pott also manages the student video crew responsible for the live production of SIUE Athletics events online. He recently oversaw the transition of Cougars broadcasts from the OVC Digital Network to ESPN+.
Off the air, he works in the Sports Information Department as the primary media contact for men's basketball, baseball, men's soccer and golf.
Prior to coming to SIUE, Pott served as the radio play-by-play voice for the Gateway Grizzlies, a member of the Frontier League of professional baseball in Sauget, Illinois, from 2001-2010. The three-time Frontier League Broadcaster of the Year also served as a guest speaker and emcee at a number of public events promoting the baseball Grizzlies.
He was a play-by-play voice for the game of the week for football and basketball for Team 1380 and FOX Sports Radio 1490 in St. Louis from September 2007 to March 2008. He worked as the voice of the Edwardsville Tigers during the 2003-2004 boys’ basketball season on WAOX radio.
Pott earned a bachelor of arts in communication in 2000 from the University of Dayton, where he worked as an Athletics Communication Assistant, called many sports on radio, and served as a play-by-play voice for local telecasts of Flyer volleyball and soccer. He remains a tried and true Flyer basketball fan.
Pott and his wife, Emily, have two daughters-- Madeline and Katie and a three-legged rescue dog named Sandy. The family resides in St. Louis.