GRAFTON—The Mountain Statesman is pleased to announce our new Sports Editor, Scott Reed. He will begin working for the paper on Monday, June 3, and shared that writing has been a dream of his for some time now. Below is an introduction from Scott.
Hello, my name is Scott Reed and I live in Brookhaven, WV. I graduated from Grafton High School in 1993 and hold a B.A. in Secondary Education from Fairmont State College, where I also played tennis for four years.
I just finished up my third year as a Health/Wellness/PE teacher at Taylor County Middle School. I teach Health to students in grades 6-8 and Wellness/PE to students in grades 5-8.
I have been married to my wife Melony for 16 years, and our daughter Alexa just finished up her freshman year at Grafton High School.
In my spare time I enjoy watching TCMS/GHS/FSU/WVU sports and spending time with my family, whether it is camping at Big Bear Lake in Hazelton or boating on Cheat Lake in Morgantown.
Many weekends you will find me traveling the back roads of West Virginia in search of a new high school or college football venue to visit. To date, I have been to over 60 different stadiums, and this hobby of mine has even crept over into other states, as well.
I originally went to Fairmont State to seek a career in journalism with an emphasis on sports writing, but after receiving a scholarship in tennis, I was unable to transfer to WVU to complete my credits. I decided to pursue a degree in education as a way to be more involved with the youth of Taylor County, while never giving up my dream of one day becoming a sports writer.
I am pleased to announce that I will be the new Sports Editor for the Mountain Statesman Newspaper starting on June 3. I assure everyone that I will do my best to provide you with accurate and unbiased information regarding athletics in Taylor County.