A View From Every Angle
Ryan Hyatt is a West Texan. From Amarillo and Canyon to Lubbock, Hyatt is not just from here, he has been nurtured by this country. A Texas Tech grad, Hyatt has covered Tech sports since 1989. From Lady Raider Basketball play-by-play to Tech Baseball, with stints on Tech Volleyball radio and TV and football broadcasts thrown in as well. Hyatt co-hosted the little known “Williams and Hyatt Show”, Lubbock’s longest running afternoon call-in show, with Don Williams from 1994 to 2012. Hyatt has seen Red Raider sports up close and personal over the course of four decades now.
Yep. He’s old …
Hyatt loves NASCAR and Texas Country Music, hosting a weekly show combining the two subjects on 105.3 FM, The Red Dirt Rebel each Monday night from 6-8 P.M. He’s currently working on a fly-fishing show for radio that has little interest for some reason . . .
As part of an affirmative action program for ugly people, Hyatt appears each Tuesday night on KAMC-TV Channel 28 in Lubbock hosting The Last Call, a weekly sports debate segment alongside fellow ruffian David Collier.
Hyatt has called high school sports as well, including Shallowater’s run in football these past three years seeing them go 34-5-1 including a run to the State 3A Semis in 2014.
Hyatt lives kinda-sorta near Ropesville, Texas with his amazingly understanding wife and son. They have 3 ½ dogs as well as a miniature donkey who doesn’t acknowledge they exist.
David Collier is a native Arkansan who became one of the most successful football coaches of all time. He is one of only two men to win both a collegiate national championship and the Super Bowl.
David Collier was born in Crossett (Ashley County) on October 5, 1937, the son of Frank M. and Mary Louise (Wood) Collier . Frank Collier was a bootlegger and money-lender who spent time in prison. Both of the elder Colliers died under tragic circumstances.
Collier graduated from Crossett High School in 1955 and won a football scholarship to the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County), where he graduated in 1960 with a degree in business. After a brief stint in the army, he returned to UA in 1961 as an assistant under head coach Frank Broyles. In addition to his coaching duties, Collier was assigned the state of Texas for recruiting purposes.
Little is known about the web head/writer/videographer/social media guy before his arrival on the South Plains in 2001.
The only evidence of his existence before then was a trophy won in the 2000 Arlington City Golf Tournament after a 99-hole match play win over the Dalai Lama … big hitter, the Lama.
He gave up the sticks to focus on writing as a sports journalist but then quickly developed his skills as a videographer while manning the editor desk at The Daily Toreador and graduating from Texas Tech in 2007.
He then completed his tutelage as a video producer while covering sports at The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal before running website such as the Texas Tech Official Sports Report and RaiderPower.com. He then settled in for a four-year career with the Texas Tech Athletics Department as the its Multimedia Director before joining the private world in 2015.
He lives in Lubbock with his wife and two amazing children and can be sometimes spotted late in the night chasing the sunset with a pair of running shoes.
Will you catch him?
A 17-year veteran of broadcasting and covering Texas Tech, “F. Scott”, started off as a producer on The Williams and Hyatt Show in the late 1990’s eventually turning that experience into a career that’s included hosting a daily sports call-in show and sports play-by-play.
Fitzgerald has also worked in sales in numerous capacities and is currently the Director of Darn Near All Things Internet at MacGavock Nissan in Lubbock.
Fitzgerald has a passion for Texas Country/Red Dirt music and can be heard weekly on “The Red Dirt Drive” on 105.3 FM The Red Dirt Rebel recapping the latest in music news and events as well as concert and album reviews. There are unconfirmed rumors that Fitzgerald once toured with Cross Canadian Ragweed for a summer.
On a summer day in 1970, Mr. And Mrs. Stephenson were blessed/cursed with a baby boy they named Clint… And so it began.
Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, SA, affords many things. Good music, good food, plenty of church and Red Raider everything. Plus, good common sense, even if it goes unused.
West Texas shaped him wherever life led. From west Texas to east Texas and south of that, he’s been around.
Serving as a minister in many churches from here to there.
“We are called to be a difference, not to collect people and stuff.”
His greatest contribution to this world are Caitlin and Connor.
His passion? Make some one smile today. Share yours.