Danyelle Sargent & Mariah Musselman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
The Musselman family has become the stars of the 2018 NCAA tournament. From Nevada coach Eric Musselman’s shirtless celebrations with his team to his daughter Mariah’s sideline reporting during games, the Musselman family has stolen the show during March Madness. Eric’s wife, Danyelle Sargent, worked in sports media for a number of networks including ESPN and NFL Network.
Eric is the son of former NBA coach Bill Musselman and has brought things full circle with his family’s love for sports. Eric also has two sons, Michael and Matthew, from a previous relationship.
Nevada is on a historic run in the NCAA tournament, but it will be remembered by many fans for the introduction of Eric’s eight-year-old daughter’s interviewing skills. Eric admitted to Sporting News his daughter has become the star of the family.
I said, ‘Mariah, can you move? I have got to put my tie on and make the team bus. And she goes, ‘Dad, I have to do sideline reporting tonight.’ I could not get the mirror to put my tie on because my daughter thought her two-minute game cameo was much more important than what I was about to do…
Every time I get an email or a text now about doing something media-related, I immediately think they really want her to appear. We got an email that she needs to be at the Final Four on Sunday night for some taping, and she is now coming back to Atlanta a day earlier to go into the studio and do something. My wife is now a manager of our second-grade daughter. It’s crazy.
Learn more about Danyelle and Mariah.
1. Danyelle Has Worked as a TV Anchor For a Variety of Sports Networks Including ESPN & NFL Network
Danyelle graduated from Florida State and has experience working in sports television for a variety of networks. Danyelle has worked for a number of networks including ESPN, NFL Network, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Comedy Central. She worked on the former ESPN morning show Cold Pizza and was a news update anchor on NFL Network.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the couple got married in 2009 and met when Danyelle was moderating a panel on coaches handling media responsibilities.
“He was in the audience,” Danyelle told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
2. Mariah’s Interview With Her Father Went Viral During March Madness
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“What’s harder, waking me up or going into overtime?”
During the 2018 NCAA tournament, CBS aired a feature of Mariah interviewing her father.
“Hi, my name is Mariah Musselman, and I am not going to go easy on my dad,” Mariah exclaimed at the start of the interview.
“What’s harder, waking me up or going into a game in overtime?” Mariah asked in one of the funniest moments of the interview.
“Probably, waking you up is a little bit harder than trying to win a game in overtime in the NCAA tournament,” Eric responded.
Other topics covered in the interview included Cincinnati’s defense, who ruled the house and Nevada’s ability to shoot from the three-point line. “You’re pretty good at hitting threes,” Mariah admitted at the end of the interview.
Danyelle noted on Instagram that their daughter now wants her own Instagram account.
3. Danyelle Dropped an Expletive During a Live Broadcast & the Same Thing Happened to Eric in the 2018 NCAA Tournament
During her days at Fox Sports, Danyelle was filming a segment about former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh. She thought her mic was cut off and was heard yelling “What the f— was that?”
She spoke with The Dan Patrick Show about how she was able to move on from the incident.
Yesterday was bad. I had a migraine headache and stayed in bed for five hours … but there are people in the world with real problems, and I am pathetic if I keep on dwelling over this. It’s embarrassing, but I can’t sit around and give up because of this … I didn’t even realize I misspoke.
The producer said something in my ear, and we did it again. I spent that night in San Francisco with my boyfriend who lives up in that area.
When I got back to LA, I got a text message saying, “oh, hang in there” and I said, ‘what are you talking about?’ And I called them and said, ‘how did that make air?’ I tried to avoid the internet like the plague for the next five hours.
A similar incident occurred with Eric during the 2018 NCAA tournament as the Nevada coach was celebrating in the locker room after defeating Texas. CBS decided to shoot the Nevada celebration live, and Eric was heard using the f-word multiple times.
Danyelle Sargent Biography
Danyelle Sargent (born May 7, 1978) is an American sports television reporter. Sargent was enthusiastic about journalism from an early age and had begun her professional life, while she was still in college, by joining WGXA, stationed at Macon, Georgia.
She also worked for Metro Sports, in Kansas City as a sports anchor and reporter for around 2 years (from 2002 to 2004).
Danyelle Sargent Age
Sargent was born on May 19, 1978, in United state. He is 40 years old as of 2019.
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Sargent is a graduate of Florida State University.
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Sargent tied the marital knot with Eric Musselman, who is the head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team. The couple was blessed with their first child, a daughter, Mariah in 2010.
Musselman already had 2 children from his previous marriage and Sargent is happily a mother of three now.
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Sargent has black hair.
Danyelle Sargent Career
Sargent was hired in 2004 by the television network ESPN to work on its ESPNEWS channel. She also contributed to ESPN2’s Cold Pizza, now titled ESPN First Take.
Sargent was the subject of a minor controversy on March 9, 2006, when a series of technical difficulties occurred while she was co-anchoring a live broadcast of ESPNEWS, leading ESPN to air a taped segment.
Thinking her microphone had been cut (which is the normal procedure when a taped segment is playing), she exclaimed, “What the fuck was that?” over the broadcast. Sargent’s two-year contract with ESPN was not renewed when it expired in the Fall of 2006.
Sargent made her Fox Sports Net debut on FSN Final Score on November 5, 2006. Her last night anchoring FSN Final Score was on June 27, 2011. She also appeared in a taped segment during the last FSN Final Score later that week on July 1, 2011.
During her time at Fox Sports, another controversy occurred on Sunday, October 26, 2008. While working as a sideline reporter, Sargent was conducting a taped, pre-game interview with the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Mike Singletary, and said, “I heard that your mentor, Bill Walsh, was one of the first phone calls that you made when you found out that you had the job.
What does it mean to you to be the head coach of the 49ers?” The interview was abruptly halted when the reporter was informed by her producers that Walsh had died on July 30, 2007.
The unauthorized video was never aired on the game broadcast but did air on Mike Francesa’s WNBC-TV/Channel 4 program, Mike’d Up.
Onion SportsDome on Comedy Central premiered in January 2011 and ran for one season with Sargent as fictional sportscaster Melissa Wells.
Sargent served as a host for Yahoo! Sports from 2011-2012, covering college football, the NFL, fantasy football, NASCAR, and high school recruiting.
Sargent was an update anchor for NFL Network. She was on-air for several notable NFL moments, including Peyton Manning’s decision to play for the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow’s trade from the Broncos to the New York Jets. Her last day at NFL Network was in April 2013.
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