DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – Centre is pleased to announce the addition of longtime local sports journalist Larry Vaught as a contributor to CentreColonels.com. Vaught’s role will include writing weekly feature stories and producing video content to be shared on the athletics web page and all of the Colonels’ social media platforms.
“I am excited to welcome Larry Vaught to the Centre family,” Centre Director of Athletics Brad Field said. Larry’s credentials as a skilled journalist are widely known, and as he transitions to a new phase of his career, we are thrilled to put together a partnership that brings his talent to promoting the amazing student-athletes of Centre College.
“I have known Larry for years and while I could not have imagined this opportunity would have presented itself, it speaks to the value of relationships.
“Larry has an extensive media network, regionally, state-wide, and even nationally, so that combined with his expertise in storytelling will only enhance the good news we have to share about Centre Athletics.”
Vaught is a seven-time winner of the Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year award presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He worked at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville for more than 40 years and became the sports editor in 1996.
After leaving the Advocate-Messenger in January, Vaught now has a syndicated University of Kentucky sports column appearing in 31 newspapers across the state. Vaught also now is a regular contributor for WLEX-TV on its website at www.lex18.com with commentary on UK sports.
In addition, he produces a Kentucky Sports Minute each weekday for eight radio stations and is on WLAP Sunday Morning Sports each Sunday in Lexington as well as appearing each Tuesday with Tom Leach on The Leach Report. He also has a weekly sports show for WPBK (102.9 FM) in Stanford along with serving as a contributor to Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and several other publications.
Vaught has won numerous Kentucky Press Association writing awards, as well.
He is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, Danville Schools Hall of Fame, Danville Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and 12th Region Basketball Hall of Fame.
Vaught was named an honorary member of the Kentucky National Guard for his work with the organization and was the first winner of the Tom Hammond Kentucky Sports Media Award presented by the Bluegrass Sports Commission.
He has served as president of the Associated Press Kentucky Sports Writers and was the third vice-president of the national Associated Press Sports Editors.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of Centre College athletics,” Vaught said. “Brad Fields and all his staff are great people to work with and the student-athletes at Centre have always impressed me with their passion and dedication. To have a chance to share even more of those stories is something I have always wanted an opportunity to do and now I have it.”
Visit Vaught’s web site at www.vaughtsviews.com and also follow Vaught on Twitter @VaughtsViews.
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