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.
Gwinnett already will have four new head football coaches for the 2015 season
News and notes about Gwinnett products shining in college athletics
The matchups for the 2015 Corky Kell Classic, a two-day event at the Georgia Dome and McEachern High School, were announced Tuesday
Doug Giacone, who has coached at Mountain View since the school opened in 2009, has stepped down as head football coach
The factors were lining up for Archer to win the Class AAAAAA state football championship, but it fell just short Saturday against Colquitt County
A storm of mistakes and misfortune kept Greater Atlanta Christian from winning the Class AA state title
In just its sixth season, the Archer football program will play for a state title Saturday night against Colquitt County
Archer and Colquitt County face off Saturday night in the Class AAAAAA state championship football game at the Georgia Dome
News and notes from Class AAAAAA state championship week for the Archer Tigers football team
Former Gwinnett coaches at Mays, St. Pius, Colquitt County also have shots at state football championships this week