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Ed O'Brien has been covering college football recruiting since 2006. He played Division II football at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. O'Brien started out creating highlights videos from basketball and football games in the Central Pennsylvania area.

Wrestling editor

Ryan is primarily focused on youth wrestling and football as well as expanding Youth1’s presence through strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Youth1 in 2011, he served in various capacities with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, U.S. Army National Combine and National High School Coaches Association.

Basketball Editor
Content Director & Head of Production

Steve oversees Youth1's written content, videos and advertising materials. Collaborating with the sports editors, he manages the publication of articles and serves as lead producer, writer, director and editor of Youth1’s video content. Steve also oversees the production of the Youthees Awards show.

Director of Football Content

Youth1 Contributors

Freelance Sports Writer

My name is Marcus Cole and I am currently Head Coach of Team Indiana Football. I have a Masters Degree in Education and another in Psychology. I use this in every aspect of my personal, professional, and educational life. I employ many tactics to motivate, inspire, and further promote players to achieve goals that may be above and beyond their own expectations.


My name is Tanner Brodess and I cover youth athletes and organizations. I specialized in Communication at The University of Oklahoma, and have contributed to multiple websites. I have a knack for marketing communications, and freelance on the side.

I’ve reported on games for every professional sports team in Michigan as an Oakland Press staffer and as a freelancer, games for Michigan, Michigan State, Detroit Mercy and Oakland University basketball and for Michigan State football. I helped cover the 2004 Ryder Cup for the Oakland Press and the 2004 NBA Finals for Associated Press.

Freelance writer

The exact date was December, 9, 1965. That's the day, the Baltimore Orioles traded its top pitcher, Milt Pappas, to Cincinnati for aging outfielder, Frank Robinson. In the six seasons, Robinson played in Baltimore, the Orioles went to the World Series four times.

Tom Warnick started writing about sports when he authored the entire sports section of the now-defunct weekly newspaper Cheektowaga Times, in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y., his hometown.

Nicole is a summer intern at Youth1 focusing on lacrosse. She has been playing lacrosse since the age of 10 and went on to pursue playing at the collegiate level. Nicole is a communication studies major and journalism minor at The University of Alabama, where she also writes and reports for

Brandon is a 2017 summer intern working on our football section. Brandon is a rising senior at Trinity College where he plays football for the Bantams and studies Poltical Science with a concentration on International Relations. Brandon played football for Morristown high school and graduated in 2014.