The first guest speaker at the Third Annual Twin Tiers Sports Night was the legendary Terry Day and here you can see the full speech that he gave the night of the event.
Day touches on a ton of topics as he takes you through his life journey and explains exactly what it means to involved with sports across the Twin Tiers.
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 welcomed back, the greatest local sportscaster of all-time, Terry Day.