Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor.
He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s move to Chattanooga.
He has won local, state, regional and national awards as a writer, designer and section editor and was part of a TFP team that won a 2011 APSE award.
Jay and his wife Kathleen were married in 2004 and have a son, Lee born in 2007, and a daughter, Madeline Ray born in 2010.
Contact Jay at (423) 757-6273 or email@example.com.
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Kind souls and 5-at-10 regulars, remember the mailbag and what could be a fun Friday.
The 10-second rule will come up again this week.
Who knew we'd have a movie-related possible theme show on the day after the day after the Oscars? So it goes.
Here's hoping you enjoyed the fine weekend weather. Who knows what will be next?
The question in my email was simple and direct. It was 17 words that occupied my thoughts for most of the day:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s basketball team is in a three-way tie for second place of the Southern Conference and one game ahead of fifth place after its 83-81 overtime win at Western Carolina on Thursday.
Jay- for the mailbag, How can UTK work out a re-hire of Pearl, if NCAA says no since show-cause doesnt expire til August?
Gang, we're still looking for a mailbag question or three. Thanks for the great back and forth Wedneday — good times and way to stay above the family-oriented, interweb-based column threshold. (Or avoiding what JMC calls Clay's playground.)