It is with mixed emotions that I announce that today is my last day working for The Blade and covering the Toledo Rockets. I have accepted a new position as Assistant Director of Communications and Development at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy and will be starting later this week.
For the last few years, I've often thought about my future in journalism and what the state of the business will be when I'm 30, 40 and 50 years old. I'm also no longer a single guy who only has to worry about myself. I loved being a sports writer, but I told myself that if a better opportunity ever came along, I owed it to myself and my family to give it serious consideration.
At the end of the day, I believe this new opportunity offers the prospect for a better life and a more stable future for me and my family.
I do want to thank all the editors, writers, administrators, coaches, players and fans I've interacted with over the years, both good and bad. You've helped shape me as a writer and as a person, and for that I'm forever grateful. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my wife, Adrianne, as well for putting up with many nights and weekends away from home and yet always standing by me. I also want to wish The Blade and the Rockets nothing but continued success and I'll be pulling for both.