After hearing 30 auditions from interested individuals in the Charleston community, The Citadel named Jimmie Guyton as its new public address announcer for Bulldogs basketball.

Guyton's hire caps a two-week search, during which potential announcers had the opportunity to try out Oct. 24 at McAlister Field House.

The Summerville native worked for nine years as a private disc jockey, and he has experience working as a public address announcer, most recently for softball and volleyball events at Ashley Ridge High School. Prior to that, Guyton served as the PA announcer for Fort Dorchester High School softball games. Guyton is a plant safety specialist for Alcoa in Goose Creek.

"I am very excited about this opportunity that I have been given," said Guyton. "I've been told for years to try and do this, but I didn't have the time in my schedule. It was one of those things that the opportunity opened the door at the right time for me, so I am looking forward to this. I give my daughters, Amber and Chelsea, a lot of credit for pushing me to try out for this at The Citadel."

The Citadel's first home basketball game is Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. against Clemson.