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Sonny Coots

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Sonny Fulks graduated from Ohio State University where he pitched four college seasons for the Buckeyes from 1971 to 1974. He furthered his baseball experience as a minor league umpire for seven seasons, working for the Florida State League (A), the Southern League. (AA) and the American Association (AAA). He has written for numerous websites and for the past fourteen years has been a columnist and photo editor for The Gettysburg Magazine, published by University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln Nebraska. His interests include history, amateur baseball support, the outdoors, and he holds a music degree from Ohio State University.


If you want a career like our resident Hall of Fame columnist Hal McCoy, or just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read up and apply for the annual Press Pros opportunity that can help to realize your dream. true.

It’s the time of the year…of resolutions and good news…for those who believe that with each new year comes a new opportunity. Press professionals would like to help you.

This is our annual reminder to those considering a career in journalism, communications or language arts… that you may want to apply for the 2022 Hal McCoy Scholarship of Press Pros magazine, sponsored by the National Bank Park.

Now in its eleventh year, the McCoy Fellowship is for those wishing to pursue studies in journalism Where communication from an accredited college or university…writing, photo or broadcast…or in the case of a previous winner, you may wish to become a language arts instructor at your local school.

On behalf of Hal, we are able to award a deserving student from the area of Miami, Shelby, Mercer, Auglaize, Darke, Champaign, Preble and Montgomery county $2,500 to reach your goal, but you must apply.

Veteran columnist Hal McCoy is a Baseball Hall of Famer and writes the UD Flyers for Press Pros

“I’m honored to have my name associated with such a generous gesture of support,” Hal said. “I know…$2,500 would have been very helpful when I was a journalism student at Kent State University in the 1960s. I’m glad to be a part of it.

If we speak to you, contact Press Pros for an application. Fill it out, send it to us (by mail), and start racing. Since this is a narrow field of interest, your chances of winning are very good. Ask a former winner, Madison Wiss, of Minster High School.

“Amazing,” Madison said. “This award really helps… a lot!”

Madison is in her second year of studying communications at Bowling Green.

It can happen to you, but you must contact us and apply. The deadline for your application is April 15, 2021. So let us hear from you today.

Contact the press professionals now for the Hal McCoy Scholarship for Journalism and Language Arts…2022!

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