The Voice of Ranger Athletics
Manny Almanza begins his 18th season as play-by-play voice for the Kilgore College athletic programs. During this time, he has had the opportunity to broadcast many of the recent success stories in Ranger history. The list includes eight Region XIV basketball tournaments, one Region XIV men’s regular season championship, four NJCAA bowl games, three SWJCFC conference championships and the undefeated season of 2001. While in East Texas, Almanza has had other sports casting opportunities come his way including high school basketball, baseball and softball playoff games for various schools. Additionally, he begins his eighth season of broadcasting high school football in East Texas, and his third as the Internet play-by-play voice for Spring Hill High School in Longview. Almanza is the Coordinator of Marketing Operations and Outreach for KC, serving both the marketing and recruitment offices.
Mark Fried enters his 15th season as color commentator for Kilgore College football broadcasts. He played quarterback at Marshall High School, but gave up football to pursue an education in music at East Texas State University. Fried spent eight seasons as color commentator for Daingerfield High School football on KEGG-AM, while serving as the minister of music for First Baptist Church of Daingerfield. Fried has witnessed many highlights during his time covering Ranger football, with the 2001 undefeated season being the most memorable to date. Fried currently serves as the minister of music and senior adults at Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore.
Craig Adams is in his third year patroling the sidelines at Kilgore College Ranger football games for the Broadcast Team. He also fills in as color commentator with Manny Almanza, and does color for KC basketball as well. Craig has a successful background in Sales and Marketing, covering many industries from Health Care to Investigations, and from the Media to Education and Training. He has extensive public speaking experience, as well as previous play-by-play positions, and Craig has also perfromed voice overs and radio commercial development and creative writing. With this kind of experience and talent, Craig adds great insight and on the spot information for KC sports broacasts.