David S. Driver
"Providing my byline by your deadline"
2010 MDDC, 3rd Place, Best Online Blog or Commentary
2008 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-Place Sports Feature
2002 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-place Sports Feature, Division D
1999 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-place Sports Story, Division D
1998 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Second-place Sports Column, Division D
1997 Suburban Newspapers of America, Second-place, Best Sports Writing
1996 Suburban Newspapers of America, member of Best Sports Section staff
1985 Virginia Press Association, Sports Feature Writing
1983 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) Media Award, as an intern with The Brooklyn (NY) Paper
David Driver is a native of Harrisonburg, Va., and played baseball (bad field, no hit) at Turner Ashby High School and Eastern Mennonite College (now University). He graduated from EMC in 1985 with a degree in English, and a minor in journalism. He has lived in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 20 years and has covered sports in the region for weekly and daily newspapers. He has covered NFL, MLB, NBA, college football and basketball and high school sports during that time. He has been the sports editor of Laurel (Md.) Leader and Baltimore Examiner and in the past has run independent websites that covered the Washington Wizards, VCU basketball and Liberty University. He is currently a special consultant and contributor to the Longwood University athletic website and contributes to The Sports Xchange, which provides content to several major clients around the country. Driver began his career with the daily newspaper in Harrisonburg, Va., and also worked for The Brooklyn Paper in New York while in college.
David and his family lived in Hungary from 2003 to 2006, and during that time he did nearly 100 stories on American basketball players in Europe for North American publications, and also covered world championship events in boxing, wrestling and basketball in Europe. He filed stories from Serbia, Austria, England, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Hungary while in Europe and has continued to cover international basketball with repeat trips overseas.
He has contributed to Baseball America, Baseball Digest, Orioles Magazine, Basketball Times, Tar Heel Monthly, Wolfpacker, Cavalier Corner and the Washington Nationals' game program, and many major daily newspapers across the country, including The Washington Post, Washington Times, Oregonian (Portland), Sacramento Bee, Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Raleigh News-Observer, Colorado Springs Gazette, Birmingham News, Nashua Telegraph, Portland (Maine) Press-Herald, Connecticut Post and many others. He contributes regularly to papers in Virginia and Maryland, and also covers college basketball for online and print publications. He is a regular contributor to several alumni magazines, including those at James Madison University, North Carolina and Frostburg State University.
He and his wife, Liz, and two daughters and two cats live in suburban Maryland.