Atlanta Gladiators Introduce new “Voice of Team”
Duluth, Ga. – Ira Liebman has been named the new “Voice of the Gladiators”, for the upcoming 2019-20 season, the team announced today. Liebman who will be involved with the organization year-round said, “I’m thrilled to be part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, which will be my new home and I will be very active in the community both on and off the air.” Along with being the play-by-play man, Liebman will expand the broadcast into new areas and offer innovative features. Ira will also serve as the club’s Communications and Media Manager. In this role, he will be the organization’s main media relations contact and will also be involved in the team’s marketing.
Liebman brings a well-rounded resume to the club. He brings 14 years of professional broadcasting experience and was a Media Liaison Officer for Major League Baseball, while working for Team Australia in the World Baseball Classic. Ira has been the primary broadcaster for three different teams. He also helped each of them to record numbers in attendance, with a background that also consists of marketing, sales, community and media relations experience, in minor league sports.
On being hired for the new position Liebman said, “I am excited to be part of the Atlanta Gladiators, as well as the Boston Bruins organization, in what will be an exciting year for both clubs. I would also like to thank Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle, who were instrumental in bringing me aboard.”
Ira comes to the Atlanta Gladiators via Sugar Land Texas, broadcasting hockey games for the Sugar Land Imperials, as well as baseball for the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League. There he called two championships in the last three years, interviewed high profile athletes, coaches and members of the community, as well as had a significant role in a revolutionary ESPN3 broadcast.
“We are excited to have Ira, he brings us well-rounded experience in a number of areas on the business side, along with being an experienced and polished broadcaster”, said Team President Jerry James.
Liebman is a native New Yorker, where sports began to shape his future. Growing up on Long Island it began with watching the New York Islanders during their dynasty run, when they won four straight Stanley Cups. It was one of the reasons he created the Junior Broadcaster program, which introduces a different side of sports for kids to get involved in. It is just one of many things he has done to get heavily involved in the communities he has been a part of and plans to do the same here. He has also been very active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.