Jeffersonville High School football player uses side gig to improve his skills on the pitch

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Rafe Swearingen loves to play football. “I have been playing football since I was allowed to do so,” Swearingen said. “So, yes, quite far.” His head coach, Isaac Parker, is of course happy that Swearingen is a red devil. “The football gods have smiled on us because not only is he a leader on the pitch, locker room,” Parker said. One of those leadership qualities that Swearingen brings to the pitch is communication. It’s a skill. he works on off the field when he works at his school’s radio and television station. mentioned. “Giving information in a clear and concise way that they can understand. “Swearingen is part of Jeffersonville High School‘s WJHI radio and television station. Being an athlete it makes him so much more effective,” said Clay Ables, WJHI athletic director. “And he’s right on top of that. all. He is the perfect student you can have. It was a major addition to our program. , we did 176 live events, “said WJHI station manager Tim Dench.” Of those there were around 75 to 80 that were live sporting events that we hosted. “Swearingen has directed sporting events, been on air and worked with the camera. “I like the production aspect,” Swearingen said. “Video, whether it’s live sporting events. would say my dream job would be either cameraman for a big-price movie, or cameraman or director for live sporting events, like big DI (Division I) events and things of that nature … or directing them too . “Those who know Swearingen think he will find great success in the industry. “This personality is just right, it’s second to none,” Parker said. “He’s a good boy. Obviously he has a future in television if he wants to.” Swearingen was accepted into the Indiana University School of Media at Bloomington. .

Rafe Swearingen, Senior Safety at Jeffersonville High School, loves playing football.

“I have been playing football since I was allowed to do so,” Swearingen said. “So, yeah, pretty far back.”

His head coach, Isaac Parker, is of course happy that Swearingen is a Red Devil.

“The football gods have smiled on us because not only is he a leader on the pitch, but he is also a leader in the locker room,” Parker said.

One of those leadership qualities that Swearingen brings to the field is communication. It’s a skill he works on off the field when working at his school’s radio and television station.

“(It) helps a lot not only with communicating with my team in the studio, but also with my team in the field,” said Swearingen. “Give information in a clear and concise way that they can understand.”

Swearingen is part of Jeffersonville High School’s WJHI radio and television station.

“Having him as an athlete, but also as a broadcaster, his instinct, to be a director as well, to be an athlete, that makes him so much more effective,” said Clay Ables, Sporting Director of WJHI. “And he’s right on top of everything. He’s the perfect student you can have. He’s been a major addition to our program.”

The program focuses on communication with the community, which includes plenty of sports coverage.

“Last year we hosted 176 live events,” said WJHI station manager Tim Dench. “Of those, there were between 75 and 80 that were live sporting events that we organized. “

Swearingen has directed sporting events, been on the air, and done camera work.

“I like the production aspect,” said Swearingen. “Video, whether it’s live sporting events. I would say my dream job would be to either be a cameraman for a big-money movie, or a cameraman or director for live sporting events, like big DI (Division I) events and things of that nature … or directing them too.”

Those who know Swearingen believe he will find great success in the industry.

“This personality is just right, it’s second to none,” Parker said. “He’s a good boy. Obviously he has a future in television if he wants to.”

Swearingen was accepted into the Indiana University School of Media at Bloomington.

WJHI can be heard on radio on 98.5 FM and digital television on cable channel 184.


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