Kevin Foote has seen it all and more importantly covered it all.
Foote has covered high school athletics in Acadiana since 1983. He was there for Carencro High’s state football championship in 1992, as well as St. Thomas More’s first basketball state title in 1986 and all three of Daniel Cormier’s wrestling titles at Northside High.
Foote was also there for LSU’s famed basketball wins over Loyola-Marymount and UNLV, as well as UL baseball’s first five NCAA regional appearances as he began covering the team as a full-time beat writer in 1987.
Foote of course also covered the New Orleans Saints for nearly two decades as they went from one of the worst teams in the NFL to one of the best, and he has been on the ground covering not one but two Super Bowls.
The Lafayette native and Acadiana High grad (Class of 1984) will now bring that vast experience to the airwaves of 103.7 The Game — Acadiana’s Sports Station.
“Footenotes” with Kevin Foote will debut on Wednesday, April 22nd. The sports talk show will air from 9 to 11 weekday mornings on 103.7 The Game. Foote will be tackling all the issues listeners, and readers, have come to expect from him for more than three decades — honest takes about the teams Acadiana sports fans care about.
“I loved all my years at ESPN 1420,” Foote said. “When I began there, the Saints were finally shedding the plague that was Mike Ditka and UL baseball was going to Omaha. But another stage is now beginning. I deeply appreciate the opportunity 103.7 The Game is giving me to continue to have fun with sports while offering my perspective with the sports fans of Acadiana.”
“Whenever you can add talented people to your roster, you should do so,” Delta Media Corporation General Manager Chuck Wood said. “Kevin’s tenure and success in local sports journalism is well documented. I am proud of our team for making this pick.”
After graduating high school, Foote would go on to attend the University of Louisiana (then known as USL) and served as the sports editor of The Vermilion. After already working in a part-time capacity for The Daily Advertiser starting in 1983, he would join the staff full time in October of 1986.
It wasn’t long after that Foote entered into broadcasting becoming the first to do a local daily sports talk radio show in November of 1993 when he hosted a show at KACY. Foote eventually found his way to KPEL in 2000 and stayed there until March of this year.
Foote currently works for The Acadiana Advocate as the primary beat reporter for the UL Ragin’ Cajuns, as well as covering high school sports. Foote has won numerous awards for his journalism including being named LSWA Prep Writer of the Year four times (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), LSWA Columnist of the Year (2007) and named LSWA Sportswriter of the Year (2014).
“Kevin is an institution in this area,” 103.7 The Game Brand Manager Raymond Partsch III said. “You can walk in to any school in Acadiana and there is going to be a framed story by Kevin Foote on the wall or in the trophy case. He is one of the most respected voices we have in sports in this area. Having him join our team and bring that vast knowledge and passion to our airwaves is something I know our listeners are going to absolutely love.”
Foote is the proud father of four (daughters Tayler 25, Cassidy 22, Rylie 17 and son Russ 9) and has been married to Michelle McCoy since June 13, 1992. The couple attended five Astros games during the honeymoon.