Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman is the Sports Director for KLTV 7/KTRE 9. He was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, home of the Kansas Jayhawks. Coleman grew up blocks away from the campus. He played college football and was a running back at Coffeyville Junior College and Southern Illinois University. He also played track. He was inducted into the Coffeyville Junior College Hall of Fame. Michael graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's in speech communication. Michael has been around coaches all his life, long before becoming a sportscaster. His father was a high school coach and he comes from a family of athletes and sports lovers. He has worked in many markets and most recently worked at a CBS affiliate in Kansas City as sports director. Prior to that, he worked for NY News 12 in Long Island as sports director. Michael is no stranger to East Texas. He previously worked for KLTV from 1997 to 2003 before moving to New York. He is married to his wife Gina, who is a breast cancer survivor whom he calls "a true hero." Michael prides himself on having a great rapport with athletes and coaches and he's excited to cover sports in the Piney Woods, especially high school football.

Recent Articles by Michael

  East Texan trades prison For MMA

Roberson earns his roster spot

MP-Chapel Hill, Martin’s Mill bring back championships from Girls Basketball State

  New skate park coming to Tyler

  Apache Ladies defeat TVCC, take first place in Region XIV

  Fantastic Four: East Texas cousins carry on family’s basketball tradition

12th-ranked Wiley Wildcats basketball team no longer East Texas’ best-kept secret

  East Texans make the Texas Sports Writers All-State team

Astros ready to go

Crusaders get a new coach, again

  Top volleyball players sign

Lufkin’s Kenny Houston reflects on growth of professional football

  AAU team strives to be the best

Mahomes leads AFC

Mahomes Pro Bowl Ready

  Lobos quarterback wins American State Bank Player of the Year

  TJC Baseball prepares for their season to start

  Apache Ladies upset 2nd ranked Trinity Valley Community College

Brady vs. Mahomes

  Murray decides to enter NFL draft