“Joe Z” has been a staple on University of Miami game broadcasts since 1989, where he worked alongside the late Sonny Hirsch. He’s has been the play by play voice of the Miami Hurricanes football, basketball and baseball teams since 2002.
Zagacki has called all 5 University of Miami football championship games, 22 Bowl games, and The ACC basketball championship. Joe has also broadcast 2 of the 4 Hurricane College World Series championships and has called over 40 CWS games- the 3rd most in CWS history.
Joe Z started his career in 1979 at WIOD. He was also the very first program director at Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, helping launch it as a sports-talk outlet in 1992. He has hosted a variety of programs on the station and also spent time as a television sports anchor on CBS 4.
Joe graduated from Chaminade High School in Hollywood, FL and attended Florida International University.
It’s been a tough few weeks for the University of Miami football team.
The University of Miami needs to get past the heartbreaking loss to FSU fast – otherwise North Carolina will run right by them.
The University of Miami heads to Boone, North Carolina for their first road game of the year against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.
The Miami Hurricanes are ready for a much better challenge this week as they host the Florida Atlantic Owls.