Rowdy, AKA, Mike Reynolds. I am a life long resident of Dayton. I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering from WSU. I have been attending games for over 25 years. In addition to RaiderRoundball, I helped start the official WSU Athletics website back in the early days of the internet (mid 90s) and helped maintain the content for about 10 years as a volunteer. I served on the WSU Alumni Association Board of Directors for 7 years and was President for 3 years.
Why Rowdy? It fit into the site concept and I really didn’t (and still don’t) want the attention to be on me in any way. It is about the players, coaches and program. The site has grown over the years and this is mainly due to the fans but is also due in part to the other volunteers who help put the stories together. I could really use your support.
Senior Writer, Women’s basketball
RIP, My Friend
Senior Writer, Northeast Correspondent
Rod Hissong, a native of Hicksville, Ohio, is a RRB.com’s staff writer, covering men’s pregame stories and features for WSU basketball and college basketball feature stories.
While moving away from the Dayton area, his contribution and following of the Raiders continues to be strong. Now living in New York, he works with St. John’s University of the Big East Conference broadcasting women’s soccer, lacrosse, softball and women’s basketball. He is also a traffic reporters for News 12 Traffic and Weather, a part of the News 12 networks.
Prior to his work with St. John’s, Hissong was a broadcaster for numerous mediums and programs. He first began broadcasting college basketball at his alma mater, Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio. In 2003, while continuing to broadcast both men’s and women’s basketball, Hissong became the sports director for WWSU. Then, in 2004, he became General Manager of WWSU.
Hissong continued broadcasting in sports while G.M.; he broadcast the 2003 high school girls basketball championships in Ohio, was a broadcaster for the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) Dayton Warbirds and was the voice of the Miami Silverbacks of the American Indoor Football League (AIFL).
While in college he broadcasted high school football, college baseball, high school boys’ and girls’ basketball, college basketball and indoor football. In 2004 and 2005, Hissong was a voting media member for the Horizon League’s women’s postseason awards.
A member of the United States Basketball Writers, Hissong lives in Glen Cove, N.Y with his girlfriend Kate.
Tim G. Zechar
Tim is a 2003 graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He also earned a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University in 1981, and is currently employed as a Systems Analyst by a major defense contractor. In addition, Tim is a musician, an ordained Minister (ULC), and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do.
A life-long resident of Kettering, Tim graduated from Fairmont West High School and Miami University. In his spare time, he coaches Youth Sports at the YMCA and enjoys camping and the great outdoors.
Tim also runs his own business if you are in need of photographic services, and he specializes in Portraits, Weddings, and Sports photography.
Senior Staff writer
Mike joined the RaiderRoundball team in the 2008-2009 season and hit the ground running. His writing was superb and was very well received by the RRB readers. Mike contributed both written stories and audio features.