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.
News and notes about Gwinnett County athletes shining in college sports
Auburn, Wesleyan’s Frerking get past Ole Miss in the nightcap
The Georgia Bulldogs women’s basketball team defeated Vanderbilt for its 20th victory of the season
Former Georgia Bulldog and Greater Atlanta Christian star Sherill Baker was honored Thursday as a Southeastern Conference Legend for women’s basketball during the conference tournament
Ole Miss, the No. 14 seed, upsets Arkansas on late basket in nightcap
Gwinnett’s girls basketball coaching situation is changing; GAC grad Chaney Means has a homecoming game Saturday
North Gwinnett assistant coach Matt Garner edges Collins Hill assistant and defending champion in Shots from the Heart: Gwinnett Coaches Against Childhood Cancer
Norcross’ Dearica Hamby and Diamond DeShields, Buford’s Kaela Davis and North Gwinnett’s Lexie Brown honored on All-ACC teams
The All-SEC Women’s Basketball Team was announced Tuesday in advance of this week’s SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Arena at Gwinnett Center
News and notes about Gwinnett products doing well in college athletics