Bob Rathbun enters his 19th season as the television play-by-play voice for FOX Sports South in 2014. Rathbun will call all of the games on the Hawks' SportSouth package and is the longest-tenured TV play-by-play announcer in the franchise’s history.
Rathbun’s broadcasting career has touched nearly all of the major network outlets. His NBA work has earned him opportunities to call games for TNT and NBA TV, along with a collegiate resume that includes stints with CBS, ABC, and ESPN.
Rathbun has earned a variety of significant broadcasting awards during his career. In 2012, he earned Georgia Sportscaster of the Year honors from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Rathbun has won nine Southeast Regional Emmy Awards and has earned eight Sportscaster of the Year honors (Virginia: 1980-82, 1985, 1988-89; Georgia 1998, 2012). Rathbun has also received a Distinguished Service Award from the ACC (1994), and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Catawba College (1988). He was inducted into his alma mater's Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Rathbun, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech from Catawba College (1976), and his wife Marybeth have two children, Court and Grace.