Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 4, 2012

Times-Recorder has new sports editor

AMERICUS — As a former athlete and lover of everything sports-related, writing about sports comes naturally to Scott Phillips.

Phillips came on board with the Americus Times-Recorder’s news team on Tuesday, and he’s already really into his new job.

Phillips is from West Point, and while growing up, he became involved with sports at an early age. His parents, Mike and Susan Phillips, signed their son up for recreation basketball and tee ball where he developed a love of sports, especially baseball.

“My parents were both extremely supportive and helpful whenever I had questions or problems. They attended all of my games, and my dad was even our coach for a few years,” Phillips says.

Phillips continued to play baseball throughout his youth and into high school. While attending Troup County Comprehensive High School, he was a three-year varsity letterman in baseball and a two-year varsity letterman in cross country. He was a member of the 2006 and 2007 Troup Tiger baseball teams that made it to the elite-eight round of the state playoffs. Following his senior year, Phillips was selected to the All-County team along with winning two Gold Glove awards and the Most Improved Player award.

Phillips then came to college in Americus where he recently graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. While attending GSW, Phillips played varsity baseball for the Hurricanes for two years under Coach Brian McLain.

Phillips has a passion for following high school, college and professional sports. He said he’s looking forward to meeting and building relationships with the local coaches and players.

“One of the things I look forward to most about becoming the new sports editor of the Americus Times-Recorder is the opportunity to create new relationships with other coaches and players who love sports as much as I do,” says Phillips.

Phillips is also excited about the opportunity to deliver accurate and intriguing information about local sports to the Times-Recorder readers in  Sumter, Marion, Macon, Schley and Webster counties.

“We’re excited to have Scott Phillips join our team,” said Beth Alston, executive editor. “He’s young and energetic and very enthusiastic about sports and his new job with us. I expect great things from him. We believe he is a real asset to the newspaper, and the community. We encourage all the coaches to contact Scott and to work with him to make sure all the local/area teams are covered.”

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