Alumnus, sports broadcaster shares journey with students

Dave Revsine, Spartan alumnus and keynote speaker for “A Night of Glenbrook Theater,” visited GBN on April 12 to speak with current students.

“GBN is an incredible place,” Revsine said. “There’s wonderful opportunities here, especially in broadcasting class.”

Revsine was involved with broadcasting and theatre during his time at GBN. He is now the Big Ten Network’s Lead Studio Host, as well as a New York Times Bestselling author. He graduated GBN in 1987 before attending Northwestern University, working at ESPN and helping to launch the Big Ten Network in 2007.

Revsine described himself as an “aspiring sportscaster” during his time at GBN; however, he had no idea how challenging the industry could be.

“A lot of people believed in me at GBN, and that’s what was amazing,” he said. “Everyone was supportive no matter what my passion might have been.”

He specifically recalled the way Dr. E.J. Duffy, who was principal from 1969 to 1992, changed his life.

“He was an unbelievable guy,” Revsine said. “He loved the school and he loved the students. He believed in me more than I believed in myself.”

Revsine served on his class board during his senior year – an experience that he said taught him much about leadership and collaboration for years to come.

“The great thing about high school is the fact that it’s a foundation for the rest of your life,” he said. “All the opportunities that come up along the way help you find your place in the world.”

Revsine will be the honorary alumnus and keynote speaker at the Glenbrook High School Foundation’s sixth annual dinner theater benefit on April 28. “A Night of Glenbrook Theater” will feature the Glenbrook musical, “The Little Mermaid,” and funds raised go back to the students of District 225 – for classroom innovation, scholarship, technological resources and much more. 

More information about Dave Revsine can be found here.

Alumnus, sports broadcaster shares journey with students