My parents moved to a newly growing Gwinnett County back in 1978, when I was 5, and since that day my home and my life has centered around this now sprawling suburbia.
Back when we moved from my native Alabama, there wasn’t much in Gwinnett. I used to ride my bike across two-lane Ga. Hwy. 29 in Lawrenceville with ease. I took a fourth-grade field trip to see Gwinnett Place Mall under construction.
I went to Bethesda Elementary, Sweetwater and Richards Middle (the first year it opened) and Brookwood High School, prior to majoring in journalism at the University of Georgia. Just a few months after graduation, I accepted a sports writer position at the Daily Post in March 1997 and was promoted to sports editor in 2005.
During my time here, I have witnessed some of the incredible talent that continues to pipeline through the county. Six-time MLB all-star Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves. World Cup forward Josh Wolff. Basketball star Maya Moore. A handful of Olympians.
As of the end of the 2010-11 school year, Gwinnett¹s high school teams had won 213 state championships during my time at the Daily Post. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many of those in person. I look forward to seeing many more in Gwinnett, where I still live with my wife and two young children.
North Gwinnett has named Matt Garner as head boys basketball coach, a role his father Len filled for seven seasons at the Suwanee school
Former Greater Atlanta Christian basketball star Cindy Brogdon was named this week to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National Hall of Fame
News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics
After running into trouble as a teenager, former Duluth star Aleec Harris has taken his track and field career to great heights, including a pro contract with Adidas
High school coaching searches are just as interesting as those on the college and pro levels
Collins Hill announced that 2007 graduate Daniel Warzon will replace outgoing head baseball coach Paul Pierce for the 2016 season
Buford outlasted St. Pius in a rematch of last year’s state championship game, pulling off a 59-55 win in the Class AAAA quarterfinals
Chad Rogers told his players Monday that he had resigned as Mill Creek’s head boys basketball coach
The growth of Gwinnett’s newest high school in Lawrenceville continues with the selection of a nickname, school colors
After five seasons as North Gwinnett’s boys basketball coach, Zach Smith announced his resignation Friday