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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Moore, Mountain View baseball finish season sweep of Mill Creek

A.J. Moore struck out 11 Friday night and Mountain View took over first place in the region with a victory at Mill Creek

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HAMMOCK: Duluth shows community support to help Brylee Bradford and family

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Collins Hill senior Millhof, Archer wrestlers win national wrestling championships

Collins Hill senior Ryan Millhof and three Archer wrestlers won National High School Coaches Association national championships in Virginia Beach

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Hembree, assistants to coach in McDonald's All-American Game

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Collins Hill boys basketball hires coach of North Carolina power Olympic to lead program

Collins Hill announced Friday that it has hired Olympic (N.C.) High School coach Ty Baumgardner, who led his team to a 2013 state title and multiple national rankings

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Getting to Know ... Matt Raettig

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