Gerry Vaillancourt Bio
Gerry Vaillancourt returns for his 19th season on the Hornets broadcast team. Vaillancourt serves as the color analyst on all Hornets radio broadcasts.
In his current role, Vaillancourt not only provides the commentary for 82 game broadcasts, but also hosts the Hornets Final Buzz post-game call-in show and all Hornets Sportsline shows on 106.7 KMEZ. While the team was in Oklahoma City, he hosted the Gerry V show on 1280 AM in New Orleans and currently hosts the same show on WRNO 99.5 FM in New Orleans.
In 2001-02, he shared duties as a television analyst while hosting the halftime and post-game shows and providing game reporting from inside the huddle during Hornet timeouts.
Vaillancourt served as the teams studio show host from 1994 to 1999. Prior to that, he spent two years as the teams television color commentator and two as a radio commentator. He also served as sports director of then-Hornets affiliate WCCB-TV from 1989 to 1991.
For 10 years, Vaillancourt made a mark on the Charlotte sports talk radio scene, as he was voted Talk Show Host of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000 by Creative Loafing magazine. He made his first appearance on the Charlotte airwaves in 1991 as host of Sports Talk on WCNT and spent two years at WFNZ in the same capacity. He switched stations in April 1996 to begin The Gerry V Show, his own drive-time sports talk show, on WBT. He also hosted the NFL post-game call-in show on WBT after all Carolina Panther NFL games.
An ex-Gardner Webb University hoopster, Vaillancourt has extensive coaching experience, with stints at Bishop McGinnis H.S. in Winston-Salem, N.C., James Madison University in Virginia, Davidson College and Appalachian State University. He also dedicated summers to coaching a team in the Charlotte Pro-Am Summer League and has lectured several times each summer at the prestigious Five-Star Basketball Camp.
Vaillancourt spends a great deal of time participating in basketball clinics, giving motivational seminars and speaking publicly on the banquet circuit and to various businesses and corporations. In the summers, Vaillancourt hosts the Gerry V Basketball Academy held here in New Orleans.
A New York City native, Vaillancourt, his wife, Tracy, and son, Mason (12), reside in River Ridge, La. He also has two daughters, Kellie and Shannon.