I started my college and basketball career at Motlow State in 2002. I was recruited out of high school from Birmingham, Alabama to come and play for Motlow by Head Coach Lonny Thompson. While at Motlow I took my studies very seriously, as I had a strong interest in broadcasting and was excited about finding a great career after college. The broadcasting and communications department at Motlow sparked my creativity and passion and I excelled in my studies, consistently making the Dean’s List.
I learned about graphic design, photography, and video production. Coach Thompson left Motlow after my freshman year to take the head coaching Job at Cumberland University, so I played my sophomore year under new Head Coach Jeffery Johnson.
After graduating from Motlow in 2004 with an associate of science degree in communications, I was recruited by several schools to play basketball; ultimately accepting a scholarship offered by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. My decision was influenced by the strength of their broadcasting program. I majored in broadcasting and minored in media integration, eventually obtaining an internship with ESPN that led to full-time employment. I have worked for ESPN for over 12 years and assisted in the launching of the SEC and ACC Networks. I currently am a Lead Content Editor and work in Charlotte, NC.
I am eternally grateful to Motlow for giving me my educational start, leading to a successful career with the World-Wide Leader in Sports. I developed lasting relationships and friendships during my two years at Motlow and gained valuable knowledge, as well as self-confidence, that have served me well in my occupation and in life.