If it’s a day ending in “y,” it means more writers are joining The Athletic. Four more scribes joined the site’s ranks. First, Chris Vannini who’s been with CoachingSearch for the last five years announced on Twitter that’s he leaving that site to join The Athletic’s college football site, The All-American to cover coaching news and the major confererences:

In an article at CoachingSearch, Vannini wrote that breaking news on the site will be suspended as a search for a new writer begins and will take over in time for the new college football season:

For now, CoachingSearch content and our timely and accurate transaction news on the ticker will be suspended as new writers are considered.

Also joining The All-American will be Max Olson:

Olson was one of the writers who was laid off during the massive ESPN bloodletting in April. He covered the Big 12 for the Worldwide Leader:

But now he’ll join The All-American where he can continue covering the sport he loves.

Tim Kawakami, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic San Francisco announced two new hires:

Eno Sarris comes over to The Athletic from Fangraphs where he covered baseball.

Lisa Olson was a columnist for the New York Daily News and also wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. She was a featured writer for the old AOL Fanhouse site and at the Sporting News. Olson was also employed at the Boston Herald where she endured sexual harassment when covering the New England Patriots.

While four writers have reasons to celebrate, one Athletic staffer is looking for work. Sean Highkin of The Athletic’s Chicago site announced that he’s leaving:

Highkin covered the Chicago Bulls for the site and will be looking for work once his contract expires.

Overall, it’s another big day for The Athletic with more writers coming on board.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

  • TonyV123

    Really looking forward to the CFB site launching and hopefully seeing the site grow. I’ve never been a fan of video news stories, and I’m interested to see how many others are in that boat with how successful this site becomes (or unsuccessful).