Brent Belknap is our Director of Social Media, Website and Mobile App. He was an All Ohio Defensive Back at Tuscarawas Valley (1986) played College Football at Ashland University where he was a 4 year letter winner. Has coached High School Football at West Holmes and Tuscarawas Valley. He resides in Dover with his wife Jennifer and 2 daughters Olivia and Alana.
Received Bachelors degree in 1973 from Marietta College
Varsity letter winner in Football & Baseball at Marietta.
Played in Cape Cod League in 1971 for Harwich Mariners
Professional Educator from 1973-1992 at Sandy Valley & Strasburg. Coached Football, Basketball, & Golf.
In 1998 earned membership into Professional Golfer's Association of America (PGA). Been the Head Golf Pro & GM at Wilkshire Golf Course since 1998.
Married to Debra Kay, 2 daughters Malia Renee & Breann Michelle
*Owner and Managing Partner (with wife Smoochie) of BIG TIME SPORTS NETWORK
. . . has developed BIG TIME SPORTS from it's beginning in 2000 with only
23,000 homes reached with high school sports, to the current mass of homes
reached at almost TWO MILLION homes. BIG TIME SPORTS started covering high
school sports only on television . . .but has met the demand of high school
sports junkies and has now grown from just television to a complete radio
network, as well as web and mobile phone app for the high school sports fan.
*BIG TIME SPORTS media network has been voted #1 in Ohio High School Sports
coverage by SJ & Associates . . .covering 300 high school sporting events
each year including football-basketball-baseball-softball-lacrosse-soccer
and wrestling. BIG TIME SPORTS is the EXCLUSIVE TV Network for the Federal
League in Stark County.
*Some Charlie Stuff:
-Member '67 Strasburg State Hoops Champs
-"MellowTones" is the owner and play-by-play voice of BIG TIME SPORTS
-24 Years as Commissioner of Mohican Area Conference . . .Mid Buckeye
Conference . . .PAC 7 Conference
-22 Years as OHSAA Basketball Official
-OHSAA Certified Assigner for 26 years
-Member OHSAA Media Advisory Committee
-Former Athletic Director at Tuscarawas Central Catholic
Charlie and wife "Smoochie", both share the same passion for
student-athletes and high school sports and look forward to expanding their
role of extensive high school sports coverage. As reflected by the motto at
BIG TIME SPORTS . . ."If there's a BIG GAME in town, BIG TIME SPORTS will be
Frank Cilona is our Play-by-Play announcer for the Big Time Radio team. A veteran of radio for over 20 years, he started out as a stringer for ESPN Radio, The Sports Final, and other national stations covering the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1993 he joined WHBC radio in Canton and spent 19 years broadcasting high school football, basketball and baseball. He joined Big Time Sports in 2012. A lifelong resident of Stark County, Cilona grew up in Waynesburg and attended The Ohio State University. He is 1987 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Cilona and his wife, Kristine, have two children and make their home in Massillon.
All-Ohio Point Guard at Tuscarawas Central Catholic (1988)
Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Tuscarawas Central Catholic (1998 – 2005)
Been broadcasting for Big Time Sports since 2008
Vice President Sales & Marketing – Marlite, Dover, OH
Possesses best hair in the business
Matt Ritzert is the principal of Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School and Immaculate Conception School. Prior to launching his career in education, Matt was the news and sports director at WJER Radio and has more than 30 years experience broadcasting local sports. Matt is also an avid runner and is the race director for the Union Hospital Run for Home.
Linder is a broadcast veteran of radio and television for over 30 years. He has covered high school sports for stations in Bellevue, Norwalk, Mansfield, Ashland and Akron/Canton. He served as the play by play voice for the Kent State Sports Network while serving as the Director of Broadcasting for the Golden Flashes. He currently does television work for the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel providing play by play and color analyst work for football, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse and softball. Linder is a former high school football and wrestling coach and was the Head Wrestling Coach at Ashland University where his teams won a Regional title and finished in the top Twenty four times. He was named NCAA Div.II Midwest Regional Coach of the Year in 1993.
Troy Richardson is a Graduate of Malone University. Has been an assistant coach at both the high school and college levels. Is in his 5th year as a broadcast member of Big Time Sports Team. Is also a senior member of the Big Time Sports sales team. Is currently a middle school history teacher, a job he truly enjoys.