Comcast Executive, Hutchings, to be Honored at FHS Distinguished Alumni Event
September 30, 2012 –Friendswood, Texas – Former Friendswood graduate Matthew Hutchings will be honored by the Friendswood Education Foundation and the FHS Alumni Association at the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Banquet on October 10.
A 1981 graduate of Friendswood High School, Hutchings serves as President and General Manager of Comcast Sports Net in Houston – a 24/7 sports network that broadcasts to a five-state region. The network is home to the Rockets, Astros and Houston Dynamo soccer, as well as select collegiate,high school and other sports events from our region. After graduating from Texas A&M University (whoop!), Hutchings began his career with Home Sports Entertainment in Houston. He also attended graduate school at the University of Houston
Hutchings has been a worldwide leader in the broadcast sports industry, spending decades as an award-winning producer and director. He has won numerous national awards and other broadcast industry recognitions, and is an innovative leader in developing and launching sports networks across the globe.
He and his wife Shari, who are high school sweethearts, have four children – Maddison and Zachary, both recent Texas Tech graduates, and Wyatt and Benji – both of whom are attending Friendswood schools. Hutchings is thrilled to be back in his hometown and is actively involved in the Friendswood lacrosse program.
Hutchings will be honored with fellow alumni Daniel Gage (1971), Janis Jarvis (1975) and Amy Ross (1989), as well as Honorary Alumni, Harold Whitaker and Curtis Wilson.
The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Banquet will be held Thursday, October10, at the Green Event Center in Friendswood. The reception begins at 7:30p.m., with dinner and the program starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the FISD Administration Building at 302 Laurel in Friendswood. Sponsored tables also are available. For more information, call (281)482-1267.