The Gamecocks community mourns the death of one of their most beloved voices. Tommy Moody has died. He was a radio personality and voice that was synonymous with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball. Details about his death were not disclosed at the time this report was published.
Moody, who was born and raised in South Carolina made his mark quickly among the Gamecock community. Moody was a two-sport star at AC Flora High School, before going on to play baseball for South Carolina University in the 1970s. His devotion to South Carolina and sports grew stronger when he became a sports broadcaster after retiring from playing.
Tommy Moody has been the Gamecock baseball color analyst for over 20 years. Fans have tuned in to watch Moody’s insights, trivia and enthusiasm for every broadcast since 2000. The State described him in 2008 as a “walking Baseball Encyclopedia” for his encyclopedic understanding of Gamecock sports, particularly baseball.
Moody was a baseball fanatic, but his expertise didn’t stop there. With the same passion, he covered basketball and football. In the early 1990s he began his broadcasting career. He contributed to several radio shows, particularly at 107.5FM, the flagship station for the Gamecocks. His latest show, “The Tommy Moody Show,” featured an hour-long retrospective of Gamecocks athletics. He also co-hosted Friday Night Football call-in show with Justin Hall.
Jay Phillips expressed his grief, a colleague and fellow radio host of Moody’s, on X (formerly Twitter), highlighting Tommy’s love for Carolina, and his love for his loved ones, even more. The bond between the two was evident at WNKT 107.5 The Game, where the station shared their grief and praised Moody’s unmatched passion for the Gamecocks.
Moody’s contribution to the University of South Carolina goes beyond broadcasting. He was the president of University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen, and he has been chairman of USC Hall of Fame in the USC Hall of Fame. Every role he has taken on reflects his dedication and contribution to the Gamecocks’ community.
Moody was known for his amazing memory. In a 2010 State article, the author praised his “amazing memory” and noted his ability to recall names, dates, scores, etc. from previous years. Tommy’s talent for trivia was legendary. He claimed to know every Heisman trophy winner since 1935, and he often displayed this talent on the air.
His sudden death has created a void within the Gamecocks’ community. Tommy Moody was more than a broadcaster. He was an ambassador of the Gamecocks and a bridge that connected the team with its fans. His voice brought generations of Gamecocks fans closer to the action. They shared the victories and suffered the losses.
While Gamecocks wait for the cause of Tommy Moody’s death, there is one thing that is certain: his legacy in Gamecock broadcasting will live on forever. Gamecock fans will miss his knowledge, enthusiasm and friendliness.
In this difficult moment, we send our sympathies to Tommy Moody’s friends, family, and fans. Tommy Moody, may you rest in peace. His voice will never be forgotten.