Will Hammock

Sports Editor

770-963-9205 Extension: 1310

will.hammock@gwinnettdailypost.com

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.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Brookwood's Litumbe reaches Georgia State home run record

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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Jonathan Sanks resigns as Berkmar head football coach

Jonathan Sanks resigned Tuesday morning as Berkmar’s head football coach, the latest vacancy in an offseason of change in the Gwinnett head coaching ranks

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UGA football lands top recruit E.J. Price of Archer

Georgia landed one of the state's top football recruits Thursday, getting a commitment from Archer junior offensive tackle E.J. Price

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HAMMOCK: Caleb's Cause race inspired by son of Shiloh, Brookwood grads

Young Caleb Davis, the son of Gwinnett grads Samantha and Josh Davis, has inspired an upcoming road race fundraiser

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GAC rolls past Wesleyan in boys soccer

Will Hamryka and Nate Ream each scored three goals in a Greater Atlanta Christian win over Wesleyan

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Glisson, No. 1 GAC top No. 3 Wesleyan in girls soccer | PHOTOS

Reagan Glisson’s hat trick led Greater Atlanta Christian to a 3-1 victory over rival Wesleyan on Friday

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Improving Mountain View girls soccer coming off milestone win

Mountain View had never defeated, or scored on, rival Mill Creek in girls soccer, but that changed this week

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Getting to Know: Terri Slide

A question-and-answer session with Berkmar grad Terri Slide, now the girls basketball coach at Dacula Middle

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GWINNETT GRADS: Big week for Hebron grad Jordan Hillyer

News and notes about Gwinnett products faring well in college athletics

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HAMMOCK: Communication key for new Discovery High School

One of the most important tasks ahead for Discovery High School and its athletic department is proper communication with future student-athletes

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