David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001.
His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary.
David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working at the Monterey County Herald in the fall of 1995 when he was a junior in high school.
He spent five eventful years at Indiana University as a journalism major. In that time, he worked for the Indiana Daily Student as the sports editor, football writer, men’s basketball writer and held other high-profile positions before getting hired in Chattanooga.
He was an intern at the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1999 and helped cover the Reds and other sports. In 2001, he was an intern at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, where he assisted with coverage of the NBA, the Vikings, and the PGA Tour. He also received intensive training at the Associated Press Sports Journalism Institute in 2000 and was a speaker at an Investigative Reporters and Editors annual conference in 2001.
His list of awards include honors from the Hearst Foundation, the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.
Golf, fly-fishing and outdoor-related activities occupy David’s free time, in addition to work on his first house in Red Bank.
Contact David at email@example.com or 423-757-6484.
Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/UchSports.
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team has won five Southern Conference championships since the last time the Mocs had to win the tournament to advance to an NCAA regional.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade received another player in his 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday when Chuck Ester of East Mississippi Community College began signing scholarship papers to play at UTC starting this fall.
The azaleas are blooming, the pollen is floating in the air and the golf bug has sunk its stinger.
The cold and wind Tuesday drove John Healy off the golf course and into the warmth of Golfsmith.
Lee Stroupe scored a hole-in-one on Feb. 28 at Eagle Bluff. He aced No. 12 from 180 yards with a 4-hybrid and had John Rose as a witness.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team won its fifth consecutive Southern Conference championship this afternoon.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — It's tradition for the caddie for the winning player to take the flag the 18th hole of the Masters.