Joined: Mar 7, 2013
Drew joined The Pewter Plank staff in March 2013.Local product and long time member of the Buccaneers faithful, Drew is an alumni of the University of South Florida where he interned in the Sports Information Department. During his time with USF Athletics he worked a full spectrum of positions, from holding the parabola microphone on the sidelines and operating a camera for the BIG EAST Conference Baseball Tournament, to writing press releases for GoUSFBulls.com and interviewing athletes and coaches. Drew has worked alongside talents such as John Rooke, voice of the New England Patriots, Peter Brock, former New England Patriots offensive lineman and color analyst, Greg Auman USF beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times and Todd Kalas, broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays and USF Men's Basketball.His experience includes a stint with FOX Sports Network covering the 1999 NCAA Men's Final Four in St. Petersburg. During the tournament he contributed behind the scenes on The Last Word with Jim Rome, as well as worked with broadcasters Kevin Frazier and Marques Johnson.Thanks to his father and hero, the late Capt. James Hamilton, Drew has enjoyed attending Buccaneers games as a season ticket holder since 1993. He believes there are two keys to winning football games: controlling the line of scrimmage for no less than sixty minutes and winning the turnover battle. He has no apologies for calling Warren Sapp his favorite professional athlete. He would pay good money to listen to Steve White talk football and shudders when hearing the stance that "Gruden won the Super Bowl with Dungy's players."His influences range from John Steinbeck and Mark Twain to Joe Rogan and George Carlin.He has never failed to reach the summit of a soapbox.