Reporter who covers national college football, college basketball, tennis, golf and international sports. Education: University of Virginia, BA in rhetoric and communication studies
Chuck Culpepper has lived in nine states and four countries, including the three that contain the word "United" (United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates). He has written previously for Sports On Earth at USA Today, the National (Abu Dhabi), the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Oregonian, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the National Sports Daily, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald and, beginning at age 14, the Suffolk Sun of the Virginian-Pilot. He has written about college football, cricket, golf, a tractor pull, seven Olympics, croquet, college basketball, mountain climbing, Grand Slam tennis, freediving, the NFL, sailing, Major League Baseball, chess, the NBA, jiujitsu, the World Cup, motocross, English Premier League soccer, taekwondo and other sports. He joined The Washington Post in late summer 2014.
Honors & Awards:
Associated Press Sports Editors, project writing, 2016, series on Middle East female athletes
Associated Press Sports Editors, finalist, project writing, 2011, series from the Philippines on boxer Manny Pacquiao
Associated Press Sports Editors, finalist, event story, 2008, on the British Open
American Society of Newspaper Editors, finalist, feature, 2004, on Pacific Lutheran football coach Frosty Westering
A day after his team won the national championship in a stunning show of dominance, the coach’s words sounded like mission accomplished: “First and foremost, you don’t make it about Alabama . . . I think for our program, it’s something that’s been important to me from Day One, is to make it about us.”
Coaches from each side of the national championship talked about why the Crimson Tide has won its first quarters by an overwhelming total of 220-45, while the Tigers have dominated opponents in the second, 211-38.