ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) -The Twin Tiers Sports Awards returned on June 27, at Elmira High School. Horseheads Beverage Center in Horseheads and Allstate Brautigan Insurance at The Arnot Mall provided tickets for the event for just $5. The event was in its third year and it honored the very best in local sports.
People across the Twin Tiers voted for the team of the year, MVP’s, moment of the year and more by voting on mytwintiers.com/sports.
You can see Day’s full speech from the event here.
Terry Day – Legendary WETM Sports Director
No local sportscaster in Twin Tiers history is more well-known than Terry Day. From 1983 to 1999, Day served as the sports director at WETM-TV and changed the way we view local sports. From his classic feature stories to the most comprehensive coverage of Watkins Glen International, the LPGA Corning Classic, and Elmira Pioneers, Day’s broadcasting career is second to none.
Day’s unique and memorable personality on and off screen made him one of the most beloved sports icons of his generation. The acclaimed “highlight zone” was must-see every Monday on 18 Sports, providing a musical montage of the best local and national plays of the week. A 21-year veteran of television news, Day also spent time in Texas covering local and regional sports.
After a storied career at WETM-TV, Day worked at Mansfield University from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. Day’s roles evolved at Mansfield, first starting as assistant director of Public Relations and then retiring as director of Communications.
Day coached girls’ basketball at Edison HS from 2000-2017, the last nine as head coach. He also coached the Elmira Heights Boys Club travel team for four seasons. Day currently serves as a volunteer coach in the ARC of Chemung basketball program.
Day is a 1981 graduate of the State University College at Buffalo. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1979.
Terry and his wife Barb are the proud parents of three daughters and have 10 grandchildren. The Twin Tiers Sports Awards welcomes back, the greatest local sportscaster of all-time, Terry Day.