StatBroadcast® Systems, formerly known as BCS Stats Systems, is a sports statistics technology and media relations partner for athletic programs and events. We help deliver and distribute real-time statistics information from sports events to a variety of different platforms and audiences.
StatBroadcast® Systems has been providing technology and media relations support for athletic events and programs for the past 10 years. It began in its current form in 2004 under the name StatDisplay, with its first two clients, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Arizona State University, as a media relations partner that assisted with the setup and administration of information technology at athletic events, including specifically live stat monitors for the media and staff. In preparation to host the 2007 BCS National Title Game, StatDisplay became BCS Stats Systems in 2006 and developed the first version of the product known today as StatMonitr.
Since that time, StatBroadcast® has grown into the leading provider of statistics technologies for collegiate athletics nationwide, and expanded its product lines to include StatMonitr wireless screens, StatMonitr web stats and StatBroadcast® Live for the web, mobile phones and multimedia. StatBroadcast® now provides support for more than 10 college football bowl games, 80 NCAA athletic programs, 15 conferences and NCAA championship events, including the Division-I basketball, baseball and football championships.
StatBroadcast® Systems headquarters is located in Tempe, Arizona, and is a privately-owned tradename and holding of The Radiak Group LLC, a registered Arizona entity. For contact information, please click here.
Nate has been working in collegiate and professional sports for the past nine years, covering some of the largest events in college sports. Breaking into the sports scene in the Arizona State University athletics media relations and sports information department, Nate has also worked public relations and game operations for the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, the AFL's Arizona Rattlers, the ECHL's Phoenix Roadrunners as well as AIAA high school athletic events.
Nate also spent two seasons as a correspondent for ESPN Sportsticker assigned to the San Francisco Giants spring training camp and has written as a columnist for several publications, including Maroon and Gold Illustrated and the Sun Devil Weekly. Nate also works as a statistician at athletic events for television and radio networks, including FOX, CBS, ABC, ESPN, MSG and Westwood One. Nate is an active member of both the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
Nate's experience extends beyond collegiate and professional sports, as he has worked in the IT industry for the past 13 years. His experience in the IT field ranges from large public institutions to small technology start-ups. In 1999, Policar began working as Webmaster for the Issaquah School District, one of the largest districts in the state of Washington, with over 12,000 students at the time and 20 different campuses, each with their own website. He quickly began modernizing the organizationís online communications efforts, designing, developing and implementing a district-wide, database-driven, online events calendar for scheduling facilities and events as well as upgrading website at each campus and training personnel in techniques for website maintenance. In 2000, he was honored with the Washington State Schools Public Relations Associationís award for Excellence in Publications and Online Communications for his groundbreaking work for the school district.
Nate also worked as a Technology Support Analyst for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and as a Product Design Lead and User Interaction Manager for technology start-up companies BrightSpot Media, Medical Club Inc, and EZAppt.com. He also spent a year working for Services Group of America as the Manager of Online Services, Content and Strategy, overseeing the external web development and online communications strategies for the company's nine subsidiaries. He has extensive experience designing and developing dynamically-driven websites, web applications, online interactions and user experiences as well as experience in social media, graphic and multimedia design, audio and video production, motion graphics and publication design.
As the founder and president of StatBroadcast® Systems, Nate Policar has overseen the company's transformation and growth into what it is today. Serving in many different functions as the company's chief executive, Nate's most important role has been the development of new technology. He not only developed the external web applications which StatBroadcast's® users regularly interact with, but also the technology that runs the system both on it's central webserver and on the desktop of the systems used onsite at events.
Nate earned a bachelor's degree in Information Systems, a minor in Mass Communications and a Masters of Business Adminstration in General Management studies from Arizona State University in Tempe and has completed significant coursework towards both Cisco CCENT and Microsoft MCSE certifications.
Randy Policar has worked in both sports as well as broadcasting for the past 14 years. He spent 10 years in the Sports Information adn Media Relations department of Arizona State University athletics, including the past six as the Assistant Sports Information Director, handling media relations and sports information for the school's nationally-ranked football and baseball teams. Previous to that, Randy spent four years as the Director of Media Relations for the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers, where he also oversaw the team's public relations, community relations and communications efforts. Randy interned for the Arizona Diamondbacks during their 2001 World Series Championship season and has additionally worked both public relations and game operations for the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
In addition to serving as the Public Address announcer for the Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers and Arizona State baseball, Randy also worked in broadcasting, working with KASC 1260 AM The Blaze in Tempe, Ariz., as well as KASB 89.3FM, KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain and KJR Sports Radio 950 AM in Seattle, Wash. He has also broadcasted as a play-by-play announcer for the Mercury as well as the NBA Los Angeles Summer Pro League and has regularly contributed as a color analyst for Arizona State Baseball and the Rattlers.
Randy is an active member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), is a member and voter for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and is a member of the Lou Groza Award Committee. He has also worked as a statistician for the major sports networks, including ABC, ESPN, CBS, FOX and Westwood One.
Randy has spent the last seven years at StatBroadcast® Systems assisting with on-site technology at athletic events, as well as helping to direct the company's communications, marketing and growth strategies.
Randy also currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, a position he has held since January 2012. He holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University.