COLUMBIA, SC — Known throughout the Columbia sporting world, Jim Seay has served as an announcer for numerous University of South Carolina football, soccer and womens basketball games.
In addition to announcing state championship games at Williams-Brice stadium and high school football games, he served as announcer for Newberry College football games.
Seay passed away Wednesday night at the age of 77.
Here are some memories and condolences from local personalities and officials in local athletics, as shared on Twitter.
Shocked and saddened by the news of my good friend Jim Seay passing away today...he called all my games @ NC & was a dear friend of mine— Coach Stepp (@coach_stepp) November 28, 2013
RIP Jim Seay. One of the best PA and radio voices I've ever heard. It was an honor to hear him announce our games. #GamecockBaseball— Derick Urquhart (@durq) November 28, 2013
Saddened to hear of the passing of our longtime announcer Jim Seay. A great man and the "voice" to many athletic events in the Midlands.— Chick-fil-A Classic (@CFAClassic) November 28, 2013
Very saddened to hear about the passing of Jim Seay. He was so good to our family & many others. What a great man! He will be missed!— Coach Justin Stepp (@coachjstepp) November 28, 2013
Jim Seay the true voice of the midlands. You will be truly missed. RIP my friend.— Scott Earley (@EarleyScott) November 28, 2013
SC state championships will miss the voice of Jim Seay Embedded in my memory— Bobby Bentley (@bobbybentley) November 28, 2013
RIP Jim Seay. Longtime voice of HS sports in Columbia.. A true professional and a fine gentleman. pic.twitter.com/exyPqrz7jr— Cavalier Baseball (@RNEBaseball) November 28, 2013
RIP Jim Seay. You will be missed. Glad we got to see you one more time yesterday.— Spurs & Feathers (@SpursFeathers) November 28, 2013
Truly dedicated person.SC forever in debt. RT @EarleyScott: Jim Seay the true voice of the midlands.You will be truly missed. RIP my friend.— Brian Binette (@BrianBinette) November 28, 2013
Very sad to hear the passing of Jim Seay. True friend all the way back to my playing days at SC. True professional who will be missed!— Brian Hucks (@bhucks17) November 28, 2013