I’ve written in-depth features, profiles, and essays for Outside, CNN, Bleacher Report, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, GQ, Men’s Journal, the New York Times, SB Nation Longform, SLAM, Our State, and many more magazines and newspapers. My work has been recognized by Best American Sports Writing, Byliner, Longform, Longreads, TIME, MSN, Slate, and more.
“I’m Not the Lone Wolf” tells the story of Urban Meyer, the great college football coach who won national championships at Florida while coaching Tim Tebow, was forced out of the game by mental health problems that landed him in the hospital thinking he was dying, and found his way back to lead his alma mater, Ohio State, to yet another national championship.
(B/R Mag at Bleacher Report | 6,500 words)
A stunning story of overcoming what everyone expected you to be, and how one of the most violent and volatile UFC fighters in the world’s life was saved by a young kid with cancer. One of my favorite stories ever. (B/R Mag, 6,000 words)
A ride through the often surprisingly — and invisibly — brutal world of minor league baseball, by way of one Kyle Johnson, the family man who became the first active minor league baseball player to sue Major League Baseball — and then publicly speak out about it — and then what happened next. (B/R Mag | 3,000 words)
How Tim Tebow became a baseball player, chose football, then wondered what we all wonder. What if? And then he totally went for it. (B/R Mag at Bleacher Report | 5,000 words)
For 28 years, Kay Grayson lived side-by-side with wild black bears in North Carolina’s swampy coastal forests, hand-feeding them, defending them against poachers, and letting them in her home. When she went missing last year, the only thing the investigators could find were her clean-picked bones. And that’s just the start of the mystery. (Outside | 5,000 words)
The story of a very interesting and unique individual who believes he is a coach, but isn’t really, but then again, maybe he is. (SB Nation Longform | 7,000 words)