Sports Mic is dedicated to providing Internet users with high-quality live broadcasts each game day for high school football and other athletes in Houston County, GA. Our unique streaming player provides fans anywhere in the world with a play-by-play gameside experience using any smartphone, tablet, or desktop device.
Formed out of a passion for spreading the news of our great athletic programs in Houston County, the Sports Mic staff brings together many collective years of broadcast experience, coaching experience and media knowledge with the dream of bringing the best coverage to the best programs.
Sports Mic is thankful for the confidence entrusted by the Coaches, Houston County Board of Education, players, families and sponsor businesses that support our work.
Mike and his wife Diane were married 33 years and had one son Blake ,who is married to Amy and they have one child Stella. Mike and Diane are members of Southside Baptist Church.
Mike began his broadcast career in 1994 as he went with Jeff Chandler to help for one night and 24 years later that has turned into a passion for promoting the students of our community.
Sportsmic was an idea that Conrad Nix, Greg Elrod and Mike Davis put together with the help of many people. Our great community and schools have supported us every step of the way. Most importantly none of this would have not possible without the blessings of our Lord and Savior.
Mike passed to be with his Savior in January 2019. Along with his love of family and friends, he left behind a legacy of support for high school athletics.
During his tenure in Houston County, Conrad Nix guided the Northside Eagles to two State Championships in 2006 and 2007. All totaled with the Eagles he has compiled 241 wins against only 52 losses. Overall, Nix has 300 wins as a head coach.
Born in Oneonta, Ala., Conrad Nix attended Auburn University. His first coaching job was as an assistant at Warner Robins High School. He left Warner Robins to become head football coach and athletic director at Talladega High School in Alabama and stayed there two years before becoming head coach and Athletic Directo at Irwin County. He stayed there for two years before becoming Northside’s head coach and AD in 1973. He stayed at Northside for seven years, before leaving for three-years at Haleyville High School in Alabama. He spent a year at Fayette County following, two years at Albertville HS in Alabama following that and then two more at Etowah, Ala., before returning to Northside in 1994.
He has been the region coach of the year 10 times, was the 2001 Georgia AAAAA Coach of the Year, 2007 Georgia AAAA Coach of the Year, and made 25 playoff appearances overall. He was a nominee for the 2008 NFL High School Coach of the Year Award
He and his wife Patsy had two sons – Rusty and Patrick and have six grandchildren. Coach Nix and his wife are active members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
In 2023 Coach Nix retired from Sportsmic. The Sportsmic Team appreciates his contributions.
Greg grew up in the Dames Ferry Community near Juliette, Georgia. He developed his love of sports while playing with neighbors and friends in the backyard of his rural home. At Mary Persons High he was staff member on the award winning school newspaper “The Black and Gold” which won the Georgia Scholastic Press Association’s highest award, The General Excellence Award. It was during this time that he developed a love for writing and reporting. In the absence of a high school baseball program at Mary Persons, Greg played catcher during the summer for his hometown Juliette River Rats and Juliette Bombers. Dan Pitts was his high school football coach at Mary Persons where Greg played QB and was a member of the 1980 GHSA AA State Championship team. He earned his BBA Degree with a concentration in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern College where he played football for two seasons.
Greg began broadcasting in the early 90s with WSST TV in Cordele, GA, where he served as a color analyst for The Crisp County Cougars. In 2004 he joined Mike Davis to broadcast the Houston County Schools and was the play by play voice of The Houston County Bears from 2006-2018. In 2007, Greg helped his brother Mark start the Wilcox County High School radio program and did play-by-play for the Patriots during the 2007 playoff run. Together with broadcast mentor Davis and Coach Conrad Nix, Greg formed Sportsmic in 2011. Over the years he has worked as a sideline reporter, color analyst, talk show host, and play-by-play announcer for all of the Houston County High School’s broadcasts. His duties with SportsMic vary, but include most of the technical and engineering aspects of the organization.
Currently Greg spends more time behind the scenes than behind the mic. For the past four years, he has worked extensively with Mercer Sports Network and “Voice of The Bears”, Rick Cameron, assisting Rick with with various broadcasting and engineering tasks.
In his spare time Greg enjoys live music, bicycling, hiking, recording in his home studio and spending time with his daughter Parry Lanier “Laney” Elrod.
He is generous with his time and resources one of his favorite scriptures is Luke 12:15 – Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”.
Sportsmic 2020 Pandemic Hero Award for is work with Sportsmic during the dark days of Covid 19.
Todd Bailey…born to be a Broadcaster…it’s in his blood, in his anatomy…born to speak!
Todd was born on Robins Air Force Base in 1963 and spent his first ten years living in Marietta, Ga and
playing sports in East Marietta. In 1973, when his family moved back to Warner Robins in the fifth grade,
he became absorbed with athletics, influenced by his Great Uncle, former Warner Robins Chief of Police,
W.H. “Pip” Rape, a stout Warner Robins Demon fan and his older Cousin, Mark Stewart, a 1978 graduate
of Northside High School as an All-State Center, who also was former player at Troy State and Florida
State as well as a longtime former Offensive Line Coach at Northside.
Todd’s initial stint in the world of broadcasting was in 1974 as a 10-year-old, being the public address
announcer of games at the Centerville ballpark while his cousin kept the scorebook and scoreboard. In a
short period of time, Todd learned to handle keeping the scorebook, operating the scoreboard while
broadcasting as the public address announcer by himself! He played baseball as a pitcher, third baseman
and second baseman and when he played football, he was a quarterback and defensive tackle in the
Centerville recreation department. Then, he played football at Northside Jr as a tailback and defensive
back. In his last official game in middle school football, he was a Team Captain. After missing spring
practice for the high school team as a ninth grader, with an illness, he transitioned into a role as an
equipment Manager at Northside High, becoming the Head Manager during his senior year. Then, after
serving as the equipment manager for the Northside Baseball team in 10 th grade, he moved into being
the Public Address Announcer during his 11th and 12th grade years, relying on the skills that he acquired
when keeping score at Centerville ballpark during his elementary and middle school years. He borrowed
equipment from his connections at the recreation department and setup the sound system behind the
back stop, he arranged for the ROTC to present colors and he had NHS Chorus Members sing the
national anthem prior to all home games. The highlight of this two-year duty was announcing a game
during his senior year, when baseball standout, Kal Daniels, pitched a no-hitter against Central. Kal
eventually was a member of the JR College National Champions at Middle Georgia Junior College in 1982
and then become a professional baseball player in the outfield for the Reds, Dodgers and Cubs. Todd
was elected by his peers as the Sr Class President of 1981.
The passion of serving others and bringing
games to life for fans and players was growing. When he was a kid his passion for broadcasting was
initial influenced and inspired by the Atlanta Braves’ Ernie Johnson, Sr. and Milo Hamilton as he would
fall asleep when he went to bed at night listening to them broadcast the Braves games. It was further
fueled by listening to two Legendary voices of college football, first the Legendary voice of the Dawgs,
Larry Munson and then the Legendary voice of the Noles, Gene Deckerhoff. His all-time favorite
Professional football broadcaster was the Legendary Curt Gowdy, followed closely by the Legendary
Coach John Madden. His first College football game was the 1977 Peach Bowl in the former Atlanta
Fulton County Stadium between Iowa State and NC State, who featured All American RB #23 Ted Brown
winning 24-14 over the Cyclones. The next two games that he attended was his first Florida State game
at Doak Campbell Stadium which was a 1980 win over the Hokies of Virginia Tech 31-7 and in September
1981 he watched Hershel Walker and the Dawgs trounce Tennessee, 44-0 in Athens.
Since that time, this Entrepreneur once served as a Host/Emcee for the annual High School Sports
Awards for Leon County schools in Tallahassee, Florida in 1998; he served as Little League Park President
(He handled opening ceremonies and year end ceremonies, awards and all-star selections which
included player introductions, while also periodically handling Public Address announcing duties during
the season); he was a head coach of a Little League baseball team; he was the PA announcer for two
seasons at Northside of Columbus High School baseball, when his oldest son played there; he has
performed at various public speaking engagements and has traveled throughout the State of Georgia
and Florida watching high school Football, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball. As a previous owner,
Manager and a Multi-Unit operator in the restaurant business, Todd has always made time for fun and
sports around his busy work schedule and family life. Todd has given scholarships to students, supported
high school athletic programs and recreational programs at various parks in Tallahassee, Florida and
Middle Georgia over the past 35 years. In 2014, operating a restaurant within 50 miles of Warner
Robins and maintaining a longtime relationship with Coach Conrad Nix, Todd was able to join the
Sportsmic Team as a sideline reporter, with a keen sense of operating as a professional. He quickly
ascended to the host of the weekly Coach’s Corner Show and the Friday Night Second Baptist
Scoreboard show beginning in 2015.
He has performed as a Color Analyst in the broadcast booth for the
Northside Eagles, Veteran Warhawks and the Houston County Bears. He has been a Play-by-play
commentator for both the Houston County Bears and the Warner Robins Demons. On the Coach’s
Corner Show, recently, the last couple of years, he implemented a segment to the show by adding Coach
Mark Stewart who has great knowledge of all high school programs, knowing many of the coaches, their
history and team traditions to add value when looking at weekly games in Middle Georgia and around
the state. In his second year, he also implemented segments to the show with short interviews of our
team’s broadcasters who are playing at different stadiums than where our show is broadcasting “live”
from to drive all school’s fans to listen to the show that airs at 6pm and concludes at 7pm, handing off to
the respective schools for their 30 minutes pre-game show prior to their 7:30 kickoffs. Prior to this
implementation the show only featured interviews from coaches for one of our five teams. During the
challenging season of 2020, via Zoom, Todd produced 21-29 interviews each week of the season
handling all players interviews for each of our school’s half time Chick-fila halftime shows, as well as
interviewing Offensive and Defensive Coordinators for his weekly Friday Night Coach’s Corner Show. If
the featured game had two of our schools facing off, Coordinators from both schools would be
interviewed in addition to reaching out to the Broadcasters from our other schools. In the 2015, 2016
and 2018 season Todd had four articles that he had written, get featured and published by Sportsmic for
both Northside and Warner Robins football games, as well as two articles concerning playoff
On October 18th of 2018, as part of the NFL celebrating the 50th Superbowl, Todd was able
to interview his idol of the sport of football, James Brooks of the Warner Robins Demons, Auburn Tigers,
San Diego Chargers and Super Bowl Cincinnati Bengals in one of our “Legends interviews” on the Coach’s
Corner Show at the annual crosstown rival showdown of the Northside Eagles and the Warner Robins
Demons. Many other types of inside look interviews have been performed as extras such as pre season
look ahead with other region Head Coaches and season recaps from all of our Head Coaches.
The Sportmic Network began a partnership with Mercer University in 2017 to produce and broadcast
the one hour “Mercer Tailgate Show” for every home football game two hours prior to kickoff at Black Field, as well as provided streaming/broadcast capabilities for the Bears athletic programs by being
featured on the Sportsmic App. As a key component to the Broadcast Team for the Tailgate Show, Todd
is the lead Co-host along with Sportmic’s fellow broadcaster, Co-host, Billy Andrews. They are a dynamic
team and every home game they interview the voice of the Bears, Rick Cameron, for an inside look at
the football teams’ performance; periodically they interview Daniel Tate the Associate AD for External
Operations to promote the wide range of opportunities for Mercer fans to get involved to see and
support the Bears; they interview head coaches of other Mercer Sports to build support from fans for
those athletes and they talk about the Bears previous games, stats, players to watch and highlight the
opponent for that particular Saturday getting fans ready for kickoff.
Some of the prominent names
associated with Mercer Sports Athletics that Todd has interviewed include previously mentioned Rick
Cameron and Daniel Tate along with current Mercer’s Football Color Analyst Bryce Koon; former
Mercer’s Football Color Analyst; Central High School Charger, Bethune Cookman Tiger and Denver
Bronco DB Roger Jackson; Mercer’s Alum Co-founder and host of the Golf Channel, Tom Abbott; former
Mercer Men’s Head Basketball Coach Bob Hoffman; current Mercer Men’s Head Basketball Coach Greg
Gary; Mercer Women’s Head Basketball Coach Suzie Gardner; Mercer Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Tony Economopoulos; Mercer Women’s Softball Head Coach Lindsay Fico; Mercer Men’s Golf Coach
Jason Payne; Mercer Women’s Head Coach Beach Volleyball Derek Schroeder; Mercer’s Director of
Football Operations Bennett Houston; and former Mercer’s record holding QB and current Assistant
Director of Development John Russ. The Sportsmic broadcasts are not only listened to in Middle
Georgia, but all over America and around the world due to parents and fans being employed by Robins
Air Force base. When they travel abroad, they will get up in the middle of the night, if necessary, to
listen to our broadcasts. Todd has a passion of helping to bring the enjoyment of athletics to the sports
community in Houston County and Middle Georgia.
Spending family time with his wife of 36 years, Michelle, his 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 7
grandchildren is important to him. He enjoys traveling, vacationing, attending various sporting events
and making a difference in the lives of others. When it comes to a sporting event you are liable to find
him at any kind of sporting event including soccer, golf, NASCAR, football, baseball, basketball, hockey,
fishing or even Olympic boxing, which he attended in 1996 at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia on the
campus of Ga Tech. He attends Every Nation Church in Tallahassee, Florida and coincidentally his Pastor
is former Mercer Bear and Florida State Seminole basketball shooting guard Ron Miller, Jr. Todd is an
avid supporter of the Florida State Seminoles and Mercer Bears! Go Noles! Go Bears!
Billy played high school football in Augusta and was 2nd team all-region his sophomore year playing Wide Receiver and Cornerback. He was also 1st team all-region in baseball. His last two years of high school, his family moved to Odessa, Texas where he was a two year starter in basketball and set school records in 3pt percentages, made 3’s and Free throw percentages.
He has been married 16 years to Kristy Andrews and the couple has three kids, Gwyn, Kellen & Emory. He also works as the Administrative Pastor at Southside Baptist Church.
Tim is a graduate of Northside High in Warner Robins. and also graduated from Columbus State with a degree in Park Management. Tim was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1985 in the 17th round out of Middle GA College, and was coached by legendary Georgia Hall of Fame Coach Robert Sapp. Tim is a member of Southside Baptist Church, and he is married to Kim Demoonie.
Dennis played College Baseball for two years at Gainesville Junior College in Gainesville, Ga. He then attended Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, TN to pursue God’s call to ministry where he graduated with a BA degree in Bible in 1975. He served as Athletic Director, Baseball Coach and Bible teacher at Tri-Cities Christian School in Blountville, TN for 10 years before serving as Assistant Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN. He also served as the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools State Athletic Coordinator from 1985-1995.
In 1995 Dennis and his family moved to Warner Robins where he has served the last 20 years as an Assistant Pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins. Dennis and his wife Mona, who serves as the Church receptionist, have two children. Chip and his wife Sarah and son Cam live in Lakeland, FL and Chris, wife Chaley and children Kinley and Nolan live in Warner Robins.
Dennis joined the Sportsmic team in 2012 and is now beginning his third season teaming with play by play announcer Mike Davis as the color commentator for Northside High School. Highlights include the championship run last year which culminated with the privilege of calling the State title game in the Dome. His greatest joy in working with Sportsmic has been meeting the Coaches and School officials that the teams in Houston County are blessed to have leading our students.
He and his wife Jeanette have been married for 28 years. They have three boys, Frank & Jackson (8) and Jonah(7).
Through his time there, he has coached baseball at Houston County High, and football, baseball, and soccer at Feagin Mill. Due to his passion for all things weightlifting, he has owned a gym, and began his career in broadcasting when he created his own podcast, On The Platform. This was a weekly show where Bud and his co-host, Michael Lee, talked about the importance of lifting and all things coaching. He also began a strength & conditioning program at Feagin Mill Middle School that has brought the importance of weightlifting to a younger audience.
Bud is married to his illustrious wife Kelly Pearce, who was a successful D-1 softball player for the Jacksonville University Dolphins. They were married in 2011 and have both worked at Feagin Mill Middle School since then. Kelly has coached softball and track at Feagin Mill. They are the proud parents of two young studs, Abel and Nolan.
In 2017, Bud began calling the play-by-play broadcast for the Perry High Panthers with his brother from another mother, Robbie McDuffie. They have enjoyed watching Perry High football played at a high level again and bring their passion for the game and excitement and enthusiasm to each and every broadcast.
Cole Powell was born on July 30th, 1997 and was raised in Warner Robins. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s, which is a high functioning form of autism, at age 4. The prognosis from medical specialists was that he would never talk at all but it turned out to be the opposite. Cole developed an interest in sports in 2006 when he became an avid NASCAR fan. His love for other sports started to grow in 2009 when he began to follow football and the entire sporting world on a weekly basis. Cole attended Houston County High School from 2012-2016. During his tenure, he was a member of the Houston County Black and Silver Brigade for all four years where he held a leadership position. He became an avid HoCo fan. At the football games, Cole would call the action of what was happening on the field from the stands. Cole says his favorite football game of all-time was during his senior year when Houston Co defeated Northside 34-13 in November 2015.
Cole discovered Sportsmic in 2014 and began listening to the broadcasts of football games happening around the county. Cole became a member of the Sportsmic family on August 7th, 2019 after doing an interview with fellow Sportsmic team member Dennis Clark. Cole has been the behind-the-scenes guy doing a multitude of different jobs along with his boss and good friend Greg Elrod. Cole also works along with Greg, Todd Bailey, and Billy Andrews at the Mercer Tailgate Show and made his debut on the radio by doing a recap of the High School Football games that occurred the night before. This past January, Cole began going out to different Basketball games around the county and captured video highlights of each game. He commentated two Basketball games alongside Todd Bailey. Cole was looking forward to being able to commentate two Northside Baseball games with Dennis Clark in April but did not get to do so due to the Coronavirus Pandemic shutting everything down in March.
In March 2021, Cole got behind the mic for the first time at a baseball game with Dennis Clark and would later begin interviewing players and coaches after the conclusion of baseball games. He became a play by play broadcaster for basketball starting in January 2022. Cole started writing up articles in late November 2022 and then in February 2023, he became a photographer for baseball. This upcoming sports season will be Cole’s fifth year working at Sportsmic and Mercer and really enjoys doing what he does and helping out where he can.
In his spare time, Cole likes to keep up with the weather, watch Sports, play video games, eat extremely spicy foods and watch YouTube videos.
Tom was raised in Abbeville, AL graduating from Abbeville Christian Academy in 1980 and Auburn University in 1985 earning a degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He later earned a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Specialist’s Degree from Georgia College and State University.
Tom was hired by the Houston County Board of Education and began teaching at C.B. Watson Elementary while coaching at Rumble Jr. High in 1985. He transferred to Warner Robins High School in 1991 where he taught and coached for 24 years. While coaching at WRHS, his Girls’ Basketball Teams amassed 416 wins and 4 Region Championships. Tom also coached football, track, soccer, volleyball and tennis at WRHS. Tom has a beautiful wife, Cindy and they have two children, Patrick (27) and Sarah Grace (25) and are raising their godson, Chance Matthews (13).
Tom serves as our FCA Area Representative focused on ministry in Crawford, Peach, Taylor and Macon counties and Houston Country High Schools.
Bill graduated from Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, Alabama. He earned a B.S. degree in Health and PE from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. After getting married, he spent the next 6 years in Mobile teaching and coaching HS football, baseball, and basketball.
In 1987, Bill and his family moved to Houston Co. where he and his wife Carol both began teaching and coaching. Carol grew up in Houston Co., and attended WRHS where she starred in basketball. She later attended the University of South Alabama and played D-1 basketball.
Bill coached 4 years at Rumble Jr. High, spent 11 years as the Athletic Director at WRMS, coached 1 year at Central Fellowship, and then coached 12 years at WRHS where he coached football and was head baseball coach.
After retiring in 2015, Bill then coached and taught at Windsor Academy for 5 years where served as head baseball coach and offensive coordinator / head coach of the football team.
Bill has been married to his wife Carol for 39 years. They have 3 grown children – Justin Jordan, and Jenna along with 3 grandchildren. After 39 years of coaching, Bill now fulfills that urge by broadcasting for the Demons. He also loves to play golf and attend Auburn football games.
Robbie McDuffie is originally from Abbeville, Georgia. He played football and baseball at Wilcox
County High and knew early on that he wanted to be a part of sports in some capacity. After
graduation from Georgia Southern University, he obtained a job as a business education
teacher and assistant high school football and baseball coach at Perry High. He later coached at
Wilcox County High, moved on to administration for a time at the elementary level, and is
currently the Athletic Director at Feagin Mill Middle School in Warner Robins, Georgia.
While teaching and coaching he obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Education, a Specialist
Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate Degree in Higher Educational Leadership.
He was also a part of numerous successful teams along the way with the best finishing in the
Final 4 in high school baseball and middle school teams winning all sports county
championships. While coaching high school football, he coached every position on the
defensive side of the ball and the offensive line. He has been an educator and coach for 20+
He added a different element to his resume’ after meeting Mike Davis at his son’s last playoff
game in Locust Grove in 2017. Mike asked Robbie to assist with the broadcast that day for the
doubleheader playoff game. Later that summer Mike called and asked if he could find a partner
to call football games with on the radio for Perry High. Shortly thereafter, he became one-half
of the most electrifying play-by-play duo on the radio for the Perry Panthers with his brother
from another mother Bud Pearce. They really enjoy watching Perry every Friday night compete
at a high level.
Robbie is married to his wonderful wife Rhonda who is currently a school counselor. They have
been married for 14 years and have five children between them along with two grandchildren
that keep them busy. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, go to church,
hunt, fish, watch high school and college football, cook, and travel.
Bill has been broadcasting for 4 years and Co Host Football Pre and Post game shows and is the Voice of the Veterans Warhawks for Basketball, Baseball and Softball.
Bill, a Lt Colonel has been in the USAF since 2001 and is the Deputy Operations Group Commander as part of the JSTARS Wing on Robins AFB. Bill is originally from Savannah Ga played Football, Basketball, Baseball and Golf in High School. He went on to College baseball playing at Florida State and Armstrong State University in Savannah.
He has been married 22 years to Michele Connelly and the couple has two daughters, Sydney and Erin, both at Veterans High School.