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.
Beloved wrestling coach Richard Schumacher, a former East Stroudsburg All-American who led Meadowcreek's wrestling program back to prominence, died Monday night after a battle with pancreatic cancer
Dacula got a big battle from struggling Brookwood in a Region 8-AAAAAA game Friday night
After last week’s win over Gainesville, the Lanier football team returns to region play with a road trip to Heritage and its Gwinnett-heavy coaching staff
Parkview, with playoff aspirations, isn’t overlooking an underrated South Gwinnett team
Slightly more than 15 years ago, Duluth’s Rusty Curry, now a teacher at Blythewood High School in South Carolina, hit a state-record, 67-yard field goal
Central Gwinnett is on a path for more success under fifth-year head coach Todd Wofford
News and notes about Gwinnett grads excelling in college athletics
North Gwinnett’s T.J. Howard, Peachtree Ridge’s Romello White at IMG Academy
The status of the playoff hunts in Regions 7-AAAAAA and 8-AAAAAA, as well as other notes from around Gwinnett high school football
Mill Creek’s talented, young girls cross country team aims to make an impact on the state level like the boys program has in recent seasons