Jay Greeson (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6273
E-mail: jgreeson@timesfreepress.com
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 jgreeson@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter at @jgreesontfp.

5-at-10: NFL camp stories, netting or narrative, college hoops shrugs, Rushmore of Phillip Seymour Hoffman flicks

Published Jul. 23 2019

NFL camps are opening. That is a good thing because it certainly means football is, cue Hannibal Lector, "closer closer."...

Greeson: Happy anniversary Coca-Cola Chattanooga, and thanks - for everything

Published Jul. 23 2019

So what did I miss?

5-at-10: Weekend winners and losers, THE drag that was THE Open, Rushmore of MLB players that should be in the Hall of Fame

Published Jul. 22 2019

Jim Harbaugh. Loved his comments late last week about controversy following Urban Meyer's tenure at previous stops.


5-at-10: Friday mailbag with SEC media days wrap, Braves bullpen question, ACC contenders, Vandy, Rushmores and hate mail

Published Jul. 19 2019

There were more than a few. In no specific order.

Greeson: Derek Mason's foundation work paying off for Vandy

Published Jul. 18 2019

Derek Mason opened the final parade of possibilities and parables from the podium here at SEC Media Days.

5-at-10: SEC Media Day transfers, THE Open underway, disappointed in Donald, Rushmore of golf's biggest gags

Published Jul. 18 2019

We're wrapping up SEC Media Days here in Hoover, Alabama.

Greeson: Portal or problem? Depends on your power, perspective probably.

Published Jul. 17 2019

When Nick Saban speaks, college football listens.

Greeson: SEC mid-day from media days: Alabama embraces spotlight, challenge

Published Jul. 17 2019

This the unofficial start to college football season, these media events designed for hype and lacking hyperbole.

5-at-10: SEC Media Days halfway point, British Open storylines, baseball unwritten rules, Rushmore of TV automobiles

Published Jul. 17 2019

Let's review the storylines from this week's British Open:

Greeson: A good impression from a UT football coach - finally

Published Jul. 16 2019

There were some interesting - if not that surprising - trends here Tuesday as the cavalcade of cliches and coach-speak...

SEC mid-day media day update: Shaw updates SEC football rule changes

Published Jul. 16 2019

For most SEC fans, the annual mid-July gathering known as media days offers the first chance in spring practice to...

5-at-10: SEC media daze, THE Open Championship, Too much major emphasis?, Rushmore of Will Ferrell movies

Published Jul. 16 2019

We're one day into the annual SEC glad-hand fest that is known as media days.

Greeson: Can't spell 'silence' without S-E-C (cha-ching!)

Published Jul. 16 2019

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey took the stage Monday at the home of this craze known as SEC Media Days...

Greeson: Midday from SEC Media Days

Published Jul. 15 2019

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey took the stage Monday in Hoover, Alabama to discuss the state of the league.

5-at-10: Weekend winners and losers, SEC Media Days primer, Rushmore of movie athletes from non-sports movies

Published Jul. 15 2019

OK, by the time you read this, there is a real chance I will already be in Hoover, Ala., for...

Greeson: Goodbye, Starbucks, the next trend, bless her heart and Saturday stars

Published Jul. 13 2019

I have bought my last cup, bag or anything related to Starbucks.

5-at-10: Friday mailbag with NBA deals, Espy censors, some UFC and UK sports, boneless or traditional, the local LeBatard? and a bag full of hate mail

Published Jul. 12 2019

The Friday mailbag

5-at-10: Braves trading targets, college football getting closer, baseball changes in Atlantic, Rushmore of fictional lawyers

Published Jul. 11 2019

The Braves are six games clear in the NL East.

Greeson: Hearing the other side a vital first step

Published Jul. 11 2019

The conversation we started in this space Tuesday generated a lot of response.

5-at-10: NBA replay, All-Star yawns, Big Year 2 for Jeremy Pruitt, Rushmore of hot

Published Jul. 10 2019

Less is more