Dave Shea Biography
Dave Shea (born c. 1950) is an Irish-American sportscaster, who is best known as the former ice hockey announcer for Hockey East and the Boston Bruins. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on November 19, 2008.
Dave Shea Boston
Boston Bruins Play-by-Play Announcer
Nickname: Dolph, Shazier
Family: Wife – Pam; Sons – Brendan, Christopher, Timothy, and Daniel; daughter – Jillian
Hobbies: Golf, Coaching youth sports, Reading ‘Spenser’ Novels
Pets: Koopa, A black cat to counter Bad Luck!
Favorite Sport to watch (other than hockey): Baseball and Football
Favorite sport to play (other than hockey): Golf
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Tie between ‘The Practice’ and ‘Law and Order’
Favorite Singer or Musical Group: The Beatles
Favorite Movie: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Favorite Sports Movie: Caddyshack
Favorite Piece of clothing: Golf Glove
If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be? My dad, who I lost in 1998
What was your most embarrassing moment on television? Thanksgiving, 1985, Fred Cusick and I were doing a between-periods standup during the Bruins-Quebec game at The Garden. A fan leaned over the railing to block us from the camera and do his own schtick. I proceeded to give the guy a forearm shiver that sent him reeling without missing a beat. I apparently had a less-than-kind look on my face. Marv Albert made it part of his ‘Sports Bloopers’ on David Letterman’s show.
Favorite professional team growing up? Boston Red Sox
Favorite professional player growing up? Jackie Jensen
Dave Shea has served as a Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer on NESN since the 2000/2001 season. For three seasons, beginning in 1997, Shea served as the play-by-play voice of Bruins games broadcast on UPN 38.
He first appeared on NESN in 1984 as the play-by-play announcer for the network’s Hockey East coverage. He then moved on to work alongside Fred Kusick and Derek Sanderson as an analyst and intermission host for ten seasons on NESN’s Bruins telecasts from 1985-86 through the 1994-95 season.
In addition to his work at NESN, Shea also served as the play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Hockey Regionals for three years beginning in 1994.
The 27-year broadcasting veteran has called hockey, football, soccer and basketball for a long list of professional and college teams that includes the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Breakers, Atlanta Chiefs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Harvard Crimson, and Boston College Eagles.
Shea currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Regional Sports Media Group which is best known for publishing The Hockey Magazine.
Dave Shea Corptax
Corptax CEO Dave Shea Named Finalist for Technology Innovation, Business Success
The recognition illustrates the dramatic effect Corptax has had transforming the business of corporate tax as well as the success of the business in the past five years. Corptax offers the only tax ERP solution on the market. The solution is revolutionizing the way corporate professionals control data and processes across the entire continuum of tax.
Under Shea’s direction, Corptax achieved dramatic growth and redefined itself as a leader in business process and workflow automation software for tax. ITA will name winners at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala. The gala attracts more than 700 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators, and policymakers.
A panel of more than 40 judges representing leaders in the Illinois technology community reviewed nominations and selected the finalists.
Judges hail from major organizations including Microsoft, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New World Ventures, and World Business Chicago, and newer entities including Technorati, Viewpoints.com, Marchie Enterprises, Inc., SmartSignal, and midVentures. The list of past winners includes The Point (now known as Groupon), GrubHub.com, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Smart Signal, Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Jack Noonan.
“I’m proud to be nominated for this honor, but it really belongs to Corptax’s exceptional employees and loyal clients,” said Shea. “It recognizes the collective dedication of the team that has helped bring our vision to life, as well as the success of our clients who are using our tax ERP solution to transform the business of tax.”
“There are growing energy and momentum in the Illinois technology industry, and this is reflected in the record number, more than 200, and the quality of the CityLIGHTS Awards nominations this year,” said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. “Nominees range from start-up companies to industry leaders, and we are extremely excited to see the organizations and individuals that rise to the top in 2011.”
Public voting runs from April 18–29, 2011. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors. Votes can be submitted through the end of day on April 29, 2011.
Corptax is transforming the business of tax. With a focus on streamlining the tax lifecycle, Corptax helps companies eliminate manual and redundant tasks, enhance data accuracy and quality, and dramatically improve planning and analysis capabilities.
Notably, our common system of record is the only ERP solution for tax departments. To learn more about how Corptax is transforming the business of tax, visit www.corptax.com.
About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois’ vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries.
ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois. For more information about ITA, please visit www.illinoistech.org.
Dave Shea Kraken
David has extensive experience managing the integration of commercial sonar systems with a variety of AUVs. David was the Engineering Manager at Marine Robotics Inc (an AUV spinoff from Marport) and was the lead design engineer for the SQX-500 AUV at Marport Canada.
He has designed, built and operated AUVs for International Submarine Engineering (ISE), the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the University of Victoria (UVic). David holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering from UVic, with a specialization in Mechatronics.
Dave Shea Career
He began calling the college game in 1984 and joined the Bruins telecasts on NESN as an intermission host in 1986. He was also a play-by-play announcer for ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Hockey Regionals from 1994-97.
Shea was named the road announcer for the Bruins (Dale Arnold did home games) in 1997 after hall of farmer Fred Cusick retired. He held that position until the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
After the 2004-05 lockout, Shea took a temporary job with the Washington Nationals baseball team as a radio analyst. NESN did not renew his contract, fearing his unavailability for Bruins games in the case of the Nationals qualifying for the playoffs. He was replaced by Jack Edwards, formerly of ESPN.
A thirty-plus-year broadcasting veteran, Shea has called hockey, football, soccer, and basketball for numerous professional and college teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Breakers, Atlanta Chiefs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Harvard Crimson, and the Boston College Eagles. He also served as the radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox for three summers during the mid-1990s.
He had been a co-host briefly on WEEI on The Big Show with Glenn Ordway in its infancy. Shea worked the 2006 Ivy League football season for CN8 on Comcast. He has also worked as a car salesman at South Shore Volkswagen (formerly Hanover Volkswagen).
Shea is currently the Senior Vice President for the Regional Sports Media Group, which is a subsidiary of BBI Marketing. The company is best known for dealing with Bob’s Stores, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, Manulife Financial, and publishes the Hockey Magazine.
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David Shea Worcester Public Schools
WORCESTER – Dave Shea is in his fifth year as the Worcester Public Schools athletic director. He loves the job and does it well.
Mr. Shea has been around sports since his boyhood days, growing up in Worcester.
After graduating from Holy Name High in 1989, Mr. Shea went on to play basketball as the starting center at Anna Maria College in Paxton. He was a key member of three college conference championship teams coached by Paul Phillips. After his college graduation, Mr. Shea began his coaching and sports administration career at Anna Maria.
With his top-notch organizational and people skills, Mr. Shea runs the city’s sports department smoothly and efficiently.
At this week’s fifth annual Telegram & Gazette’s Hometeam Basketball Tournament at North High, the 44-year-old, 6-foot-7 Mr. Shea agreed to a sporting conversation:
How long were you at Anna Maria College?
“Altogether, 21 years. I was a student-athlete, then assistant coach and head coach. After that, it was an assistant athletic director and then athletic director.”
What are your responsibilities as Worcester’s athletic director?
“Basically, we oversee all components of athletics and intramural sports from middle schools through high schools. We have seven high schools, about 170 varsities, and junior varsity teams, over 3,500 student-athletes and over 300 coaches that were involved with.”
What is your typical workday like?
“It’s an office, administrative work at Foley Stadium from 8:30 in the morning to 3 or 4 in the afternoon. And it also includes attending games during afternoons and nights. I’m a basketball guy because that’s what I played, but from an athletic director’s perspective, I treat all the sports equally, whether it be field hockey or cross country or whatever. It’s just fun watching the student-athletes compete.”
What’s the most gratifying part of your job?
“Watching the success of the students. I really enjoy interacting with the students and seeing how successful they can be in and outside of the classroom. That’s what it’s all about. We also have a great relationship with the parochial schools in the city. Everyone knows we’re all in this together.”
Any special memory of your own high school athletic career at Holy Name?
“It was great growing up in Worcester. At Holy Name we made it to the Division 1 District Finals in 1989 and we lost to South High at WPI.
Playing in that Friday-night game in front of that huge crowd for the championship was just amazing and one of the highlights of my life. It was a close game too. A good friend of mine, Scotty Fenner, who I’ve known since biddy basketball when we were 7 years old, was the point guard for South.
Any favorite professional or college sports teams?
“I love watching the Patriots. Growing up, I really enjoyed watching North Carolina and Kentucky college basketball. I grew up in an era when the Big East was so popular with guys like Patrick Ewing at Georgetown and Chris Mullin at St. John’s. What great rivalries they had then.”
If you could meet one athlete for a sit-down talk, who would it be? “That’s a tough one, but I would have to say either Larry Bird or Michael Jordan.”