Gene Wojciechowski was a longtime piece of ESPN’s College GameDay crew. He was particularly known for producing and voicing a number of the show’s feature stories throughout the years.

Unfortunately, Wojciechowski confirmed Monday evening he was among the round of ESPN layoffs the network conducted throughout the day Friday. He had been with the network for over 25 years.

“June 30 was my last day at ESPN,” Wojciechowski wrote in a statement on Twitter. “I’m indebted to every editor, producer, director, crew member, researcher, and colleague during that 25 1/2-year run. Grateful to all those who let us parachute into their lives and trust us with their stories. No Plan B yet. For now, just thanks.”

Wojciechowski attended Tennessee where he received a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism. He was named a senior national sports columnist for ESPN in 2005.

Wojciechowski was far from the only notable figure released by ESPN in the latest wave of layoffs, and he was not the only significant piece of College GameDay to be let go. David Pollack was also included in the layoffs after more than a decade of serving as one of the hosts for the Saturday morning pre-game show.

We’ll see how the full College GameDay team looks this fall but it will certainly have a different feel in 2023.