T.J. has been covering sports in many different capacities for 10 years. He started in high school, where he was sports editor of the school paper. And from there he went on to attend Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism. While in Ames, T.J. wrote for the Iowa State Daily where he covered intramural sports, women's soccer, and women's basketball --among other events-- before earning his degree in 2008.
His first job out of college was as a web-producer/reporter at KCCI's High School Playbook, where he covered high school sports throughout all of central-Iowa. When that ended, T.J. began his career as a freelancer, writing local sports and business articles for Patch.com.
He currently lends his efforts to the Des Moines Register and other Gannett newpapers, where he has covered the Iowa Energy, Drake Bulldogs, Iowa Cubs and various high school sporting events.
T.J. is an avid basketball fan, and contributes recruiting reports, player analysis, live tweeting from state tournaments, and much more for Prep Hoops Iowa. He also provides recruiting reports for the Prep Hoops Network in Maryland, Illinois, Florida, and Ohio.