Dave Logan first became a name in the Denver community while attending Wheat Ridge High School, where his talent on the field afforded him a rare opportunity. In 1972, Dave was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. However, Dave decided to forgo a career in professional baseball, choosing instead to play football and basketball at the University of Colorado Boulder. Success both on the gridiron and the hardwood had pro leagues once again calling his name four years later. This time, he was drafted in the NBA (Kansas City Kings) and the NFL (Cleveland Browns). Dave Logan and Dave Winfield are the only two athletes in history to be drafted by three professional sports leagues.
The lure of the NFL proved to be too much and after hearing his name called in the 3rd round of the draft, Dave became a Cleveland Brown. He played eight years in Cleveland, where his determination made him a fan favorite, and his results on the field vaulted him into the top five of virtually every receiving category in franchise history. In 1984, Dave ended his NFL career in the Mile High City with the Denver Broncos.
Since then, two things have always been dear to Dave’s heart: his passion for football and his love for the Centennial state. Over the past 30 years, he has had the opportunity to combine the two as the radio voice of the Denver Broncos. When he’s not calling Bronco touchdowns on Sundays, Dave can be found on the sidelines of Cherry Creek High School as their head football coach. In 2019, he led the Cherry Creek Bruins to victory as State Champions, making that win his eighth career state football championship. Dave’s success as a high school coach is unprecedented, not only in Colorado, but also nationally. He is the only high school football coach in history to win championships at four different schools. Winning is in Dave’s blood, that’s why it’s no surprise he now resides in four different Halls of Fame.
Dave joined Denver’s newest all sports radio station Jan. 4, 2016. Denver is a sports market and Dave could not pass up the opportunity to welcome great guests and talk about sports all the time. In addition to his 9am-12pm slot on KOA 850, Dave will still provide the rest of the iHeartMedia radio family great sports interviews and updates. He continues his role as the voice of the Denver Broncos on KOA and the Fox radio stations, as well as the Bronco Radio Network. Dave’s strong presence throughout the metro area in television, radio and print over the past 30 plus years will continue to grow.
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He played briefly for the Denver Broncos in 1984 before he became a talk radio host and very quickly rose to a position of great respect in his new field of broadcasting, furthering his connection with his hometown Denver roots.
In 1990, he joined 50,000-watt powerhouse KOA, the five-decade radio station of the Broncos, and began his update work that continues to this day. He handled color commentary for the games from 1990-95, did color at home and play-by-play on road games in 1996 and moved into his now customary play-by-play chair in 1997, where he describes the action on the field from "the best seat in the house."
Dave made the move in January 2017 to the Lewis and Logan show and can be heard weekdays from 9am to 12pm on KOA 850 or FM 94.1
The 2019 season marked Dave's 30th year in the KOA broadcast booth and 23 years as the play-by-play announcer for Broncos games, including the back-to-back world championships, Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, and most recently, Super Bowl 50. And, in 2019, Dave and KOA announced an agreement that would continue to keep Dave in his play-by-play role for the Broncos for another 10 years.
This put Logan, again, in a class almost by himself as a former NFL player doing play-by-play for that length of time. Many ex-players have had jobs as color commentators, but Logan is one of just three, along with Jimmy Cefalo in Miami and Steve Raible in Seattle, who have ascended to the play-by-play chair for their respective broadcast teams.
From his rookie year with the Browns in 1976 through today, Logan has been associated with the NFL as both player and broadcaster for over 40 years, one of the longest such tenures in NFL history.
In addition to Dave's longstanding radio career, he has ventured into the world of podcasting. With The Dave Logan Podcast, Dave takes listeners inside the Denver sports scene with insights they can't get anywhere else, stories they've never heard, and laughs along the way.
The last of his career fields was and remains that of coach. Logan was raised in a loving home by parents
who encouraged giving back, and when he became a high school football coach many in the Colorado
media looked upon it as a novelty.
He has been a Colorado high school head coach from 1993 to the present, all years at the 5-A level,
which is the state’s highest classification, and he has won seven state championships and owns 16 final
four playoff appearances.
His superlative record includes a 61-24 mark at Arvada West from 1993-97 (winning the state
championship in 1997), 30-7 at Chatfield from 2000-2002 (winning the state title in 2001), 109-12 at
Mullen from 2003-11 (including four state titles, in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and 55-20 at Cherry
Creek currently, where he began in 2012 (state champions in 2014).
That glistening record is literally one of a kind. But while the won-lost record is a brilliant 255-63, that
pales compared to his singular championship legacy.
Awards and Recognition
A lifelong Colorado resident, Logan is the only coach in American prep history to win seven state titles at
four different schools, all at the highest level of play within any given state.
The next highest is a now retired high school coach in North Carolina, Bobby Poss, who won three state
titles at three different schools-four crowns and one school fewer than Logan’s seemingly untouchable
Logan’s dedication to his broadcast and coaching careers have earned him across-the-board recognition:
- Colorado Sport Hall of Fame (2000)
- The University of Colorado All-Century football team Hall of Fame
- The University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame (2008)
- Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame (1992)
- Jefferson County (Colorado) Athletic Hall of Fame (2009)
- Denver Athletic Club career achievement award (2012)
- National High School Coach of the Year (2001) (given by the American Football Monthly)
- Runner up in the National Football League’s Don Shula award
(given annually to the nation’s top high school coach)
- Denver Broncos/National Guard Coach of the Year (2014)
- Jim Turner Award from the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter (2014)
- Colorado Broadcasting Association Citizen of the Year (1997)
- Four-time Colorado Sportscaster of the Year in Colorado (1992, 1993, 1997 and 2017)
- Four-time Recipient to Colorado Broadcaster Hall of Fame
In an era of specialization Dave Logan has excelled like few others as athlete, broadcaster, coach and customer referral specialist.