Kenneth R. -Casey- Coleman Jr known to most people as Casey Coleman was a an award winning legendary sportscaster .He dominated the airwaves in Cleveland for more than 35 years until his death in 2006 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer aged 55years.
Casey was born in a sport loving family in Cleveland Ohio on the 24th of march 1951.His father was a well known sports commentator and Coleman would later on follow his footsteps. His commentaries in the 1950s ,1960s and 1970s reverberated the airwaves in Cleveland transforming the world of sports commentary with his unique commentary style. Coleman loved baseball too and would regularly attend Cleveland Brown's games acting as their water boy.
Casey Coleman beans his long and illustrious career in sports journalism first working in radio before making his big move to radio. His first job was in Boston where he worked for five years. He moved back to the place of his birth place from where he worked till his death. His first job in Cleveland saw him commentate in most of the games of the Cleveland Indians at the same time hosting a radio show .His move to TV came in the 1980s when he joined WJW television taking up the position of chief sportscaster. He would anchor virtually all the sports news
every night for close to two decades. He got a host of awards for his exemplary contribution to sports while working for WJW television among the awards were several Emmy awards in the 1990s.
In 1995 Coleman was part of a popular weekly sports show that aired on Sundays on WEWS-TV Channel 5.He co hosted the weekly show with a former Cleveland Browns player. At the same time he continued to be the play by play voice for the Cleveland Browns. The Browns would later dedicate their practice field in Coleman's honor naming the facility 'The Casey Coleman Filed House' on October 11 2006.
In 1997 Coleman left WJW television and the same year he went back to radio this time signing a contract with WTAM-1100-AM in July of that year. A year into his job he partnered with a renown radio personality of the time Wills Webster to host the popular morning talk show "Wills ,Webster, and Coleman in the morning" which was later changed to 'Wills and Coleman' .
Illness and death
Coleman had a 14 month struggle with pancreatic cancer which saw him go on and off the hospital back to his job but on the 27th of November 2006 Coleman succumbed to his illness.