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.
Peachtree Ridge makes its season debut, while Archer aims to improve on last week’s result
North Gwinnett, Mountain View, Norcross, Lanier and Wesleyan among the football teams who feel good after their season openers
Mountain View siblings Kielan and Kayla Whitner are standouts in athletics and in the classroom
The Daily Post will feature a broadcast of the Mountain View vs. Parkview high school football game this Friday in the first of four planned live streamed games this season
Collins Hill vs. Dacula in high school football
Florida commitment Adonis Thomas’ impressive athletic ability makes him a force for Central Gwinnett
Dacula hosts Collins Hill in Friday night’s season opener for both football teams
The lack of an available cross country course in Gwinnett has moved the county and region meets to Conyers this year
An in-depth look at the 2014 Central Gwinnett football team
An in-depth look at the 2014 Collins Hill football team