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Brian Lester and has a been a sports writer since 1997 and his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines as well as on various sports websites. A native of Rockford, Ill., and an award-winning writer, he began his journalism career by slipping a column on the 1994 NHL lockout under the door of the student newspaper at Rock Valley College. He went on to write for the student newspaper at Eastern Illinois University, where he received in BA in Journalism.
His vast experience as a writer includes work for papers in several states, including a 12-year run covering University of Findlay athletics for The Courier in Findlay, Ohio. He currently works as a sports writer covering high school athletics as well as minor league baseball and college athletics in Florida.
He has a wide range of experience as a freelance writer, doing work for USA Hockey Magazine, D3football.com, D3hoops.com, MiLB.com as well as having articles appear in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New York Daily News.
Brian lives in Northwest Florida with his girlfriend and his daughter, who once fell asleep at the press table while coloring during a basketball game, lives in Ohio.