Joseph Soccoa was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Staten Island, NY. He has a passion for sports broadcasting among other interests. Joe went to school for broadcasting/journalism at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. He finished his studies in three and a half years. While there, he was able to get the hands on experience he needed to pursue the career he was most passionate about. When Joe was 13 years old he lost his mother to breast cancer. This was devastating to him, but he knew he needed to keep his mother’s passion alive inside his heart. He also made her a promise that he would finish high school and achieve his dream. When he was 15 years old, Joe knew he wanted to be a sports broadcaster. Even before that age he would play his video games and give the play by play of what was going on.
Joe was able to build on his resume with numerous projects. While attending Five Towns College, he joined the college radio station where he hosted his own sports talk radio show along with a music show. He contributed to the school's newspaper. He also had a running sports blog. One day while writing on the blog he felt he wanted to create his thoughts and opinions into a book form. So he wrote and published his first of four sports books, Sports on the Brain: Baseball. This was a compilation of sports stories and topics through the eyes of the average sports fan. He is currently finishing up his second book on Hockey which is due out soon. He plans to finish off the series with basketball and football.
Amongst it all, Joe had also begun to contribute to an Italian-American magazine, L'Idea Magazine. He wrote for the English section and wrote about famous Italian Sports stars. In January of 2012, Joe was able to go to Pennsylvania to sit down with famous and legendary race car driver Mario Andretti and interview him for the magazine. It was his first cover story for the magazine.
From 2011, Joe was the voice of the NY AppleCore junior hockey team out in Long Beach, Long Island. He delivered the play by play for all of the team's home hockey games. Because of his success with the team, he has been asked on numerous occasions to broadcast tournaments, showcases or playoffs for the Fast Hockey Network, the site that televises all of the games. About a year and half ago Joe attached on to Stony Brook Athletics and found himself doing some work for Stony Brook Radio (WUSB 90.1FM). He co-hosts a weekly sports show (The Sports Section) with Matt Mankiewich on Sunday nights. He has done engineering work in studio for numerous Stony Brook Athletic games and served as the color commentator for the Stony Brook football team during the 2014 season. Early in 2015, Joe created and produced his own podcasts (Sports on the Brain) which can be heard right here on the website. In September of 2015, the NY Aviators junior hockey team reached out to Joe and hired him as their new play by play voice for the 2015-2016 season. The team also plans on using him in different areas of their broadcasting aspects. During the 2015-2016 junior hockey season he served as the voice of the Metro Fighting Moose hockey team.
Joe is continuing to build up his resume and credit. He has numerous letters of recommendations. At the start of 2016, Joe began writing for Inside Hockey covering the NY Rangers as well as contributing articles to NY Sports Day. In 2018, Joe expanded his baseball background taking course through Sports Management Worldwide. The classes were Baseball Scouting & GM as well as Baseball Analytics. There is no hiding that Joe loves the sport of hockey and his favorite team is the New York Rangers. He also is an avid Yankees fan but when it comes to talking sports Joe is always objective and delivers it right down the middle. You can follow Joe on his twitter account @JoeSoccoa3.