Ron Crozier: Team Player With A Heart

By: Sylvia Villarreal Email
By: Sylvia Villarreal Email

Ron Crozier, a familiar face in the Brazos Valley and former Sports Director at KBTX-TV spends his time working at the Twin City Mission and staying active in sports.

While at the mission, he works to help those in need find comfort, in the place they call their temporary home. It's a cause near and dear to his heart, because as a teenager, a home is something he didn't have, after he was abandoned by his mother. But after being adopted by a caring and loving family, he learned to live, love and take care of others.

"When I speak, when I talk publicly, I do it with passion and compassion. I don't look over anybody. I don't look under anybody, I never have," says Crozier.

Ever since he left his broadcast career, he's been a valuable Twin City Mission team member. His caring nature and his wanting to help attitude is what drives him to get to know the clients served by the mission, but it's his people skills that inspires others to champion his cause.

"You have this pocket of people who need assistance, then you also have this pocket of people who want to make a difference and when you can meld those two together, it's awesome. We can talk about making a difference all day long, but until we stand up, we really haven't done anything." says Crozier.

Ron has many passions, besides wanting to improve the lives of those less fortunate, he also concentrates on the youth who are the leaders of tomorrow. For the past twenty years, he's been a referee and an umpire and that's enabled him to stay involved in sports.

Crozier says, "You can take the boy out of sports, but you can't take the sports out of the boy. There's just something about 7:30 on a Friday night, hearing a high school band play the National Anthem and then shaking hands with four officials and then going out there and working a ball game."

Whether he's working at the mission or calling a game, Ron says he's happy because he loves what he does.

"I was one of those children who was considered a military brat. I went to ten different schools in twelve years of public schooling. I was the proverbial new kid," says Crozier.

And while that was his life as a child, as an adult, when Ron arrived in the Brazos Valley he not only found work, he also found a place to call home.

"I'm sure there are roads that lead out of town, I was just happy to find the one that led me in town," says Crozier.


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