Legendary High School Sports Journalist Dave Krider passes away

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It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Dave Krider passed away on July 4th. His wife Lois made the announcement from Dave’s Twitter account.

When I last talked with Dave in mid-April he spoke about many things he was proud of, but at the top of his list was his work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dave was the author of four books and is the member of nine Halls of Fame, including Indiana halls for basketball, baseball and sports writing. According to the South Ben Tribune, he’s the only high school writer to be inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame.

He worked for USA TODAY and MaxPreps, plus he spent over 28 years at the sports editor at the LaPorte (Indiana) Herald Argus.

Here was his last tweet on May 10th.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.