Thomas Corhern joined the Tennessee Tech University sports information staff as a sports information coordinator in July 2016.
Corhern was most recently the assistant sports editor at the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, where he worked for 10 years as the Tennessee Tech beat writer, as well as writing about Upper Cumberland prep sports, focusing on Upperman High School, while covering events for 13 area high schools over the tenure.
Corhern will serve as the sports information contact for the Golden Eagle football and softball teams, as well as the men’s tennis team in the fall. He will also serve as a staff photographer and assist with coverage of Tech’s other sports, as well as contribute to the athletics website, TTUsports.com.
Corhern’s experience with Tennessee Tech is extensive, working around the Golden Eagles’ athletic programs for 15 years, starting as a sports writer for the Oracle campus newspaper and Eagle yearbook, a Sports Information student assistant and intern from 2003 to 2006, then as the Tech beat writer for the Herald-Citizen from 2006 to 2016.
An award-winning sports writer, Corhern has won numerous awards from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee Press Association. In 2016, Corhern was named the second-place winner in the Gary Lundy Writer of the Year award by the TSWA in Division II, which includes daily papers under 15,000 circulation. Most recently, he was named the second-place winner for Best Feature Writer in the Division IV Sports Information category.
He is a member in good standing of the TSWA, the Football Writers Association of America, the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Sports Information Directors of America. He has previously been a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
At the Herald-Citizen, Corhern displayed a wide variety of skills, ranging from writing to publication design to photography. He also showed range outside of sports coverage as he wrote movie reviews for the paper for two years and covered the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for seven years.
Corhern, originally from Shelbyville, Tenn., graduated from Tennessee Tech in December 2005, graduating in Interdisciplinary Studies.