Bethany Bradsher has crafted compelling (and true) sports stories for over 20 years. As a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, Internet columnist, author and ghostwriter, she has interviewed some of the sports world’s top athletes and had a front-row seat to events and tales that prove why this country is gripped by collegiate and professional sports.
She has covered everything from the first two seasons of the Carolina Panthers franchise to the preparations for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the inside track on athletes in every sport at East Carolina University.
Her first book, Coaching Third: The Keith LeClair Story, was released in March of 2010. This was followed by The Classic: How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big-Time Basketball to the South in November 2011. Her first ghostwriting project, Broken Road, the biography of former NFL Pro Bowl running back Tony Collins, launched in December 2012.
Bethany lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with her husband, Sid, and their four children. She enjoys running and exercise, reading great books, and attempting to play the piano.
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