NEW YORK, NY – Veteran sportscaster and Iona College men's basketball radio analyst Ed Ingles - whose legendary career includes nearly 25 years as sports director of WCBS Radio - will receive the Mike Cohen "Good Guy" Award from the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday, Apr. 22, at the 81st Annual NIT/MBWA All-Met Haggerty Awards Dinner.
The Haggerty Dinner - held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY - is the longest running college basketball awards program conducted by a media group in the United States.
Ingles, who resides in Freeport, NY, currently serves as professional-in-residence at Hofstra University along with handling color commentary for Iona basketball broadcasts. His Hofstra position, which he has held since 1996, includes mentoring broadcast students, organizing School of Communications workshops and serving as Executive Producer for WRHU Radio. From 1981-2003, he also was an adjunct professor in communications and public relations at St. John’s.
During his career, Ingles has covered numerous major events in pro and college basketball, pro football, golf, tennis, horse racing, auto racing and the Olympics. He was a commentator for St. John’s basketball on WCBS Radio 1984-90, longtime radiocaster for New York Jets football, and continues to call Long Island high school and college sports for Telecare TV. In addition to WCBS, he’s worked for CBS TV, Sportschannel, WINS, WOR, WMCA, WPIX, ABC, UPI and Verizon Fios. A University of Georgia journalism grad, Ingles was raised in Baldwin, NY, and served in the U.S. Navy 1951-55.
The MBWA’s "Good Guy" Award is named in memory of Mike Cohen, former head of sports information at NBC Sports and Manhattan College, and former publicity director at Yonkers Raceway. He also was a consultant to Fordham University and operated his own public relations firm prior to his untimely passing in 1988 at the age of 44. Anyone involved in college basketball in the Met area is eligible for this award; the only criteria is that they --- male or female --- be a "Good Guy."
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