UGASports - About Us
Here is a quick guide to the writers and contributors at UGASports.
Publisher - Radi Nabulsi
Radi Nabulsi has been covering Georgia football since 1993, first as a team photographer and later as a team/recruiting writer -- finally putting that Grady School degree to use. He joined UGASports in 2007 and later went to ESPN for two years. Nabulsi returned in 2014 as the publisher of this site and now just tries to stay out of the way.
Email: radi at ugasports.com
Managing Editor - Antony Dasher
Anthony Dasher has been the managing editor at UGASports since August of 2007. Prior to that he worked nine years with the Athens Banner-Herald, with previous stops at The Statesboro Herald, The Savannah News Press and the Valdosta Daily times in a career that began in 1988
Recruiting - Jake Reuse
Jake Reuse is the resident recruiting reporter, analyst, videographer, and part-time editor and team writer. He has been with UGASports.com since May of 2014, following an eight month internship with the site. Reuse always knew he wanted to write and has always loved sports, so he jumped at the opportunity to combine the two fields. Coming from the world of high school education prior to his work here, Reuse believes in providing exposure for student-athletes and telling stories from their perspective. When he is not on the site, he is keeping track of the NFL ("Go Dirty Birds!"), looking for new craft beers, traveling, and trying to find a new favorite restaurant. Reuse has called Athens his home for the last ten years but will always be a Blue Ridge, Georgia native first.
Recruiting Analyst - Trent Smallwood
Trent Smallwood was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia where he attended and graduated West Hall High School. He then attended Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia where he played baseball for two years and graduated in four years with a bachelors degree in business with a concentration in sports marketing. Smallwood has spent the last four years covering high school football recruiting, two of those with UGASports.com. He has been married for eight years with a four-year-old son and a daughter who will arrive in August of 2016.
Recruiting Reporter - Paul Maharry
Paul Maharry writes, watches film, and talks into a headset every Tuesday night about the Bulldogs. He started with UGASports in August 2014 and has been a thorn in Radi's side ever since. Maharry has always been fascinated with college football recruiting and even helped out some in the football recruiting office at UGA. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital and Broadcast Journalism in 2013. One day, he'll make it on the big screen, but until then, you can find him sipping on sweet tea and living the dream.
Statistician - Dave McMahon
Dave grew up in South Florida, but as he puts it, he had to get away from Gator fans. He graduated from the University of Georgia and went to work for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. McMahon helped write and produce highlights and features for SportsCenter, College GameDay, Baseball Tonight and other studio shows. He left ESPN, moved back to Georgia and worked at FOX Sports South as the lead Broadcast Associate. CBS Sports found McMahon and picked him as their lead statistician in the graphics truck for the SEC game of the week in football. He has been doing that since 2002 and has been assisting CBS in other sports such as college basketball, gymnastics, tennis and golf. He has also co-hosted and produced a radio show in Athens for 960 The Ref and has been the research consultant for several documentaries. He has worked Super Bowls, World Series, Masters, Olympics, All-Star games and more, but his dream would be to work the National Championship in football with Georgia playing it (and winning of course).
Team & Research Writer – Patrick Garbin
Patrick Garbin instantly became a nerd/enthusiast of UGA football history as an eight-year-old after being given the 1983 Georgia media guide by the wife of a then-assistant coach. A native of Athens, graduate of UGA with a degree in Finance, and a Master’s in Information Technology—of all subjects—Patrick finally made good use of his countless hours of researching and recounting college football history by embarking on a career as a freelance writer/researcher in 2002, and on a full-time basis in 2010. In August 2016, he came on full time at UGASports.com after serving a part-time role for nearly two years. Patrick has also authored 10 books, eight of which concern UGA football, including his latest, Dawgs Gone Wild, released on September 11, 2017. He lives just outside of Athens, and has a young daughter and son, of whom the latter, despite Patrick’s dissuasion, started examining the UGA football media guide at the age of only five (must be a gene thing).