Clipper PA announcer, Eric Smith enters his sixth year as the full-time announcer for the Clippers. Eric is thrilled to be a part of the Clipper Nation and remarks how much the Clippers have grown in the community and within the NBA. The Clippers have shown great strides in the six years he has been a part of the team. Mostly Eric enjoys working with the folks at the scorers table and appreciates the Clipper’s fans.

"Clipper fans are the truest fans in all of sports. We do not have the banners of the past hanging in the rafters. But what we do have is the greatest, most dedicated fans in basketball. While every team likes to boast of their fans, Clipper fans show their dedication through their years of continued support. I love arriving at the arena early prior to the game and feel the energy increase as the fans arrive. By tip-off the house is rockin’ and the Clippers are a knockin’ (their shots down)."

Eric is also the voice of L.A.’s other great team – the Dodgers. "Being the voice of the Clippers and the Dodgers is about the best gig anyone could ask for."

In addition to talking into a microphone 120 nights a year, Eric is a high school history teacher and basketball coach at Glendora High School. "I truly am blessed – I get to hang out with kids during the day and teach history and at night I get to come to a great sporting event."

Eric graduated from Pepperdine University as a broadcasting major in 1986. He then went back several years later to earn his masters degree in education also from Pepperdine. He is a rabid Waves fan and tries to get to Malibu once or twice a year to see the Waves play.

Eric has also announced for the International Rugby 7’s Tournament at Home Depot Center as well as other events hosted at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center. One of his most memorable events was announcing the Saturday events for the 2004 All-Star Weekend held at Staples.

Eric and his wife Jenny reside in Glendora and have two children Calvin and Casie.