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Will Hammock

Sports Editor

770-963-9205 Extension: 1310

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.

Recent Stories

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Lanier senior Tario Fuller leading program to great heights

Senior Tario Fuller, a Purdue commitment, has led Lanier in rushing the past two seasons

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Dacula defense leads rivalry win over Mill Creek | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Three lost fumbles by Mill Creek in the second half powered Dacula to a win Friday night

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Dacula, Mill Creek football rivalry a non-region fixture

When the new schedules were built for 2014 and 2015, the Dacula-Mill Creek rivalry was a no-brainer for both sides

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HAMMOCK: Brookwood's 'Coach Buffalo' facing fight with cancer

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Revamped Norcross sitting pretty at 2-0

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