Sports writing

  • CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: (8/06-4/13) – Enterprise/feature writer, Notre Dame football beat writer, general columnist, Chicago Bears columnist, Bulls beat writer.
  • CONTRA COSTA TIMES, Walnut Creek, CA: (7/91-8/06) – Prep sports reporter, prep sports editor, Oakland Raiders beat writer, columnist (10 years).
  • ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, AZ: (8/90-7/91) – Northern Arizona sports correspondent.
  • ARIZONA DAILY SUN, Flagstaff, AZ: (6/87-8/90) – Prep writer, Northern Arizona University beat writer, assistant sports editor.

Book writing

Author of When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak (North Atlantic Books, 2003).

Co-author of The Last Putt: Two Teams, One Dream and a Freshman Named Tiger (Houghton-Mifflin, 2010). Chasing Perfection: The Leadership Principles Behind Winning Football the De La Salle Way (Triumph, 2015).

Television writing

Scriptwriter for ESPN’s 151: The Greatest Streak, an hour-long documentary inspired by When the Game Stands Tall.

Movie production

Producer and member of creative team for When the Game Stands Tall, a major motion picture starring Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig set for 2014 release by Mandalay, Sony.

Television/Radio

Appeared on numerous local and national broadcasts, including CBS Evening News, The Today Show, ESPN’s SportsCenter and Outside the Lines, WGN’s News at Noon and WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.

Awards

  • 1994 APSE first place for enterprise reporting
  • 2000 APSE top ten for enterprise reporting
  • 2004 APSE fourth place for feature writing
  • 2004 APSE fourth place for project reporting
  • 2005 APSE Top 10 for column writing