Faced with physical limitations after surgery to his back last summer, and presented with a new employment opportunity with Nancy Marshall Communications, the voice of the Portland Pirates for the last six season, Greg Glynn, announced this week he is stepping down from his role as Vice President of Communications for the hockey club.

“I wanted to try and return to 100 percent, and that has not happened as quickly as I would have liked,” Glynn said. “Obviously with our schedule and our travel, there’s quite a bit that goes into that. When I try to get into a car, even for an hour or two,  it wasn’t working as well as I’d wanted it to, a year after the surgery. It felt like this was a decision I had to make.”

Glynn served for four years as a broadcaster for Quinnipiac University hockey alongside veteran announcer Bill Schweizer prior to moving to Portland. Now 27 years old, Glynn is a native of Sudbury, Mass., is a member of the American Sportscasters Association and is a graduate of the broadcast journalism program at Quinnipiac University.

Nancy Marshall Communications, the PR firm where Glynn is set to work after next week, is a well-established, Augusta-based firm specializing in creating and implementing strategic media relations campaigns for tourism, outdoor recreation, service businesses and economic development organizations on the local, regional, national and international level.

Glynn said Thursday he plans to remain with the Pirates long enough to at least assist in the hiring process for his replacement, a search he confirmed has already begun.

“There’s a huge part of me that will be with the Pirates for a long time,” Glynn said. “This is a decision that I had to make more than I wanted to make. In fairness to everyone here at the Pirates, I want to help them find the right candidate to take over. we have to try and find someone to come in and do the same thing.”

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