If you’ve ever met Conor McGahey, or even just interacted with him on Twitter, you know that he’s a genuine (and pretty funny) guy. And for the past eight years, we’ve known him as one of the voices of the Colorado Rapids. He started as an on-field stage manager in 2009, hosted “Rapids Live” a few years later, and eventually moved into his role as the Altitude950 radio announcer for Rapids games.
But, as they say, all good things must come to an end.
Conor has accepted a new position with AT&T SportsNet (formerly ROOT Sports). “I will be the pregame, intermission, and postgame host primarily for the Vegas Golden Knights on AT&T SportsNet,” he said. “As I write this, the Golden Knights are the number one team in the Western Conference and the best expansion team in NHL history.” He’s also “doing play-by-play for Mountain West basketball and football and hosting some of the Colorado Rockies games as well on the network.”
It wasn’t an easy decision to leave the Rapids, though. “The soccer community in general is tight knit. I will miss the people,” Conor told the Burgundy Wave. “Anytime I would see any fan anywhere, I would love to stop and talk about the team that we all love.”
Wayne Brant, Interim Chief Business Officer of the Rapids, expressed what most of us are feeling: “Most importantly, we’re very happy for Conor and his family. We know he’ll miss the Rapids, and we’ll certainly miss him. His work over the past few seasons speaks for itself and we’re very grateful to have had him as part of our organization for as long as we did. We wish him nothing but the best in this new chapter of his career.”
There is some good news, though—he’ll still be around at Rapids games, but as a fan. “I will stay in Colorado and fly back and forth for games. So I’ll get to enjoy some Rapids games as a fan again,” Conor said. “It’s a community I saw start back when the club started on that big day at Mile High Stadium. We’ve watched the community grow ever since then, and I will miss the wonderful people, but now I can be one of them as we watch the Rapids in 2018!” (He will also still be the PA announcer for the Denver Broncos.)
Good luck with AT&T SportsNet, Conor, and we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for you at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park throughout the season!