THE COVERAGE TEAM
Tim Ellerbee, who directs high school coverage for ajc.com, has worked for 15 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a number of areas, including pro sports editor, deputy sports editor and lead editor for sports projects/investigations. Before joining the AJC, Ellerbee was managing editor/sports at the New Orleans Times-Picayune (1988-1998) and sports editor/columnist for the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail (1983-88). He also covered high school sports at several smaller Georgia newspapers early in his career.
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Todd Holcomb is co-editor of the Georgia High School Football Daily, an email newsletter, and a lead researcher behind the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, a site that chronicles the history of high school football in the state. Holcomb has covered high school sports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2001 and will focus primarily on Class AAAAAA this school year, when not chatting live with readers on Friday nights.
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Chip Saye worked for 16 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has covered high school sports for the past 10 seasons. He is co-founder and co-producer of Georgia High School Football Daily. Before coming to work at the Journal-Constitution, Saye covered high school sports for the Athens Banner-Herald/Daily News, the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Gwinnett Daily News. He will focus primarily on Class AAAAA this school year.
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I.J. Rosenberg is the president and founder of Score Atlanta, a full service marketing company that specializes in high school sports. He is a University of Alabama graduate and published a diary on playing football for the Crimson Tide in 1985. Rosenberg started his journalism career at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1986 and stayed for 13 years. He covered the Atlanta Braves for six years and wrote three books about the team. In 2004, he started Score Atlanta. Rosenberg’s company will focus primarily on providing ajc.com with rosters, live scores and updated statistics for more than 150 metro schools throughout the school year.
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Jay Stone has been a sports writer in Georgia for more than 20 years and has covered high school sports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2002. He previously worked for several newspapers in the state, including as sports editor for the Griffin Daily News and the Tifton Gazette. He covered the 1996 Olympics for Thomson Newspapers. Stone will focus primarily on Class AAAA this school year.
S. Thomas Coleman has covered high school sports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 15 years. He also has written for several other publications, including the Morris News Service and Chop Talk magazine. In previous years, Coleman worked as a full time news reporter for The Belleville (IL) News-Democrat, The Macon Telegraph and the Journal-Constitution. He will focus primarily on Class A this school year.
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Stan Awtrey has been involved with sports journalism for more than 35 years, including 25 with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has spent much of that time editing and covering high school sports. Awtrey is the executive director of the Georgia Sports Writers Association. Awtrey will focus primarily on Class AAA this school year.
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Jeff Haws has covered high school sports in the Southeast for 14 years, nine of those in Georgia. He has been a high school writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal and Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, and his freelance work has been published by numerous newspapers and websites throughout the country. Haws will entertain with a weekly Top 10 list this school year.
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Michael Alpert has covered high school sports for 23 years for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also wrote for the Gwinnett Daily News, California’s Orange County Register and the LaHabra Daily Star-Progress. Alpert will focus primarily on Class AA this school year.
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David Purdum has covered high school sports in Georgia for seven years, five at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was the sports editor at the Slidell (La.) Sentry-News for two years, before landing in Atlanta after Hurricane Katrina. Purdum will focus primarily on the issues that affect high school sports this school year.
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