Get to Know Me
I was born in Fort Riley, Kansas to a Signal Corps NCO and an Adjutant General NCO. My parents both left the Army in 2000 when I was one, so I never experienced the Army brat life. Football has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. On one fateful Friday night in 2005, I met the love of my life, Army Football. My dad also took me to multiple Holy Cross games over the years, so that explains why I am arguably the biggest non-Catholic Holy Cross fan in America.
The first Army Football game I can remember watching on TV was Army’s 2005 near-upset of a ranked Iowa State team at Michie Stadium. I thought I was rooting for the actual Army that my parents served in. From there, my fandom began.
I played football in high school like any lover of the game but also participated in debate for three years. This has became very handy throughout my adult life.
In 2017, I started my West Point journey. Although I never had the talent or size to pursue football at the Academy, I began sportswriting on the side as a cadet to stay connected to the game. The logical reasoning and research skills I learned in high school debate are the foundation of my writing.
I also participated in Protestant Sunday School Teachers, an experience I will forever cherish.
College football writing has become my passion and even helped me overcome my first heartbreak as an adult. (Long story, will tell you later). It is a dream to be covering the team that I have loved since I was a young kid. You can read my thesis on the long process of integration for West Point sports on the West Point Black History Project page here. 🙂
Barracks: Scott! (48th-50th Divisions!)
Favorite Mess Hall Meal: Crispitos
Favorite Memory: Quarterbacking a team to an 18-point comeback in the 2020 I4 Turkey Bowl. I felt like Joe Montana with all those short passes.