Denver Nuggets Play-by-Play
Chris Marlowe is a play-by-play analyst for the Denver Nuggets on the Altitude network, a
position he has held since 2007. From 1997-2006 he was on ESPN on an exclusive basis,
providing play-by-play for men and women's college basketball, college football (in addition to
sideline reporting) and all levels of volleyball. Marlowe has since enjoyed a multitude of spot
assignments with ESPN in these sports.
Marlowe arrived at ESPN from Prime Sports West (now Fox Sports West) in Los Angeles, where
he handled a variety of assignments: volleyball (pro, college), San Diego State football, UCLA,
Pepperdine and San Diego State men's basketball, baseball, boxing, track and field, soccer, water
polo, wrestling, and host of UCLA Sports Magazine. He also worked with NBC in its pro beach
volleyball and 1996 Olympic volleyball coverage, and also called the 1988 and '92 Olympics for
NBC. Additionally, Marlowe's been seen on ABC, CBS and TBS.
Considered America's premier volleyball commentator, Marlowe has called every major volleyball
event since 1981.
A volleyball standout himself, Marlowe captained the USA Olympic teams in both 1976 and 1984,
capturing the ‘84 gold medal. He competed professionally on the beach for ten years (1975-84),
winning nine major championships, including the 1977 world title. He led San Diego State to the
NCAA title in 1973 and was a first team All-American.
Marlowe also excelled in basketball, earning 1969 high school All-American honors at Palisades
Marlowe is a 1974 graduate of San Diego State with a B.A. in physical education.
High School in Los Angeles, and lettering four seasons at SDSU, where he earned Pacific Coast
Athletic Association (PCAA) "Newcomer of the Year" honors (1970), PCAA All-Conference (1974)
and set a school record by playing in 114 consecutive games.