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.
Payday welcomed me to the Wedemeyer homestead and showed us how she and teammate Laramie are a tremendous riding team. Her rider is Texas A&M bound, where she’ll rodeo with the Aggies. Her enjoyment of riding goes way back for the just graduated Lindale alum.
It’s the ninth year for the Fast Teddy Speed and Agility Camp. The NFL free agent as most everyone knows by now got into the league based on his Olympic caliber speed. Speed is an element that everyone has but the earlier as a child that you can develop fast running the better.
Mount Vernon ISD’s decision to hire former Art Briles, Baylor University’s former head football coach, may very well be the biggest thing to happen to the town’s football team since Don Meredith went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
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When Gil Brandt was with the Dallas Cowboys for more than 20 years he coached Tom Landry, GM Tex Schramm and made shrewd draft decisions that carried them through Super Bowls and playoffs. Think Patriots of the mid to late 1970s.
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