JONESBORO (AStateRedWolves.com) – A former All-Sun Belt Conference center on the Arkansas State football team, Tom Castilaw has joined the EAB Red Wolves Radio Network team as a sideline reporter for the 2014 football season.
Castilaw, who lettered at A-State in 2007 and from 2009-11, will join play-by-play announcer Matt Stolz and color analyst Bill Keedy to bring fans in-depth game coverage on the Red Wolves' official radio network, which includes flagship station KFIN 107.9 FM.
“I have loved watching Arkansas State grow as a program and watching it's many changes since I arrived to fall camp in 2006,” said Castilaw. “I have a love for A-State Athletics, and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the radio broadcast team. I spent six years devoting work, sweat and my body to help try to make the program the best it could be, and I'm just as excited to do the same now as part of the broadcast team.”
Every radio broadcast this year has been extended to include a two-hour pregame show that can be heard, along with the in-game and postgame coverage, on 107.9 FM or any of the network's 14 affiliates. The broadcasts will also be available online at both kfin.com and AStateRedWolves.com, the official Web site of A-State Athletics.
Castilaw was twice named All-Sun Belt Conference during his playing career at A-State, earning first-team recognition as senior in 2011. He was also named to the Rimington Watch List in 2011, the same year A-State posted a 10-3 overall record and an unblemished 8-0 league mark to claim the Sun Belt Conference title.
The Flower Mound, Texas, native anchored A-State's offensive line that helped lead the team to a then-school record 5,822 yards of total offense. He started every contest his senior season, including the GoDaddy.com Bowl game.
Castilaw is currently the Director of Sports Training at the St. Bernards Health and Wellness facility, where he works with his team of sports training coaches to develop and create sports specific programs to help athletes in Jonesboro and the surrounding areas develop as they pursue their goals. Additionally, Castilaw works with high school coaches to help create custom strength and conditioning programs for their teams based on St. Bernards' sports training principles and philosophies.
After earning his master's degree in exercise science from Arkansas State University in 2011, Castilaw began working as a personal trainer while growing a business as an AdvoCare independent distributor. He later became an orthopedic trauma consultant in the medical device field before moving into his current position with St. Bernards, the official healthcare provider for A-State Athletics.