Over a week ago, Five For Howling requested applications for new staff members for the upcoming season. I'm extremely happy to say the response was overwhelming, and we received many applications from highly qualified candidates.
So without further ado, we'd like to introduce our newest staff members, and the roles they will have on Five For Howling as the Arizona Coyotes prepare to begin a new year.
Taylor Clark - Community Media Manager
I am an Arizona native and a Sports Journalism major at ASU. When I'm not watching hockey, or drinking copious amounts of coffee, I'm planning trips to all 30 arenas. In addition to FFH, I cover the NWHL for Along the Boards and record a podcast with my best friend.
Michael Morrissey - Gameday Content Contributor
Michael Z. Morrissey joins Five For Howling from Western Australia. Despite his cultural impairment, he has been an Arizona Coyotes fan since 2008 and one of his oldest Coyotes memories’ is the haunting image of Olli Jokinen and his bald head.
Michael is currently a high school English and Social Studies teacher but plans to take 2016 off from full time work so he can focus on his passions of hockey, writing, learning and travel.
Being Australian, Michael also has a keen interest in other things like Australian Rules Football, cheap beer and the beach. He finds it comforting that if he were to move to Arizona, Australia has conditioned him to embrace extreme heat.
Logan Mullen - Springfield Falcons Contributor
Originally from Houston, TX, I now live in Springfield, Mass while I study sports journalism at Springfield College. I'm the managing editor of our newspaper at school and have also written for a few daily and weekly newspapers across Western Massachusetts.
On top of hockey, I'm a big soccer and baseball fan (really any sport in general), but I am a tour guide at Fenway Park, which people seem to find interesting.
I've worked with the Falcons in their media and community relations department when I was a freshman in school and have become very familiar with the organization, and I look forward to keeping you up to date with what's going on in the AHL!
Josh Sullivan - Rapid City Rush Contributor
Sully is a lover of all things Boston and a proud graduate of Wherever 's Not Going to Get Me Hit University. If he could have dinner with any two people in the world, it'd be John Mayer and Terry Francona.
Sarah Hall - Editorial/Commentary Contributor
Sarah is a second year full season ticket holder who loves the Coyotes. Watching hockey is a great escape from the fail of Room Reservations work. She thinks stats are great and has more opinions then jerseys.
Ioannis Argyriou - Content Editor
What a journey this has been! When I was still 14 years old, I started following the Coyotes mainly through this blog, having little to no idea about the game of hockey. I guess living in Greece makes it pretty tough to have an idea about any other sport than football (Editor's note: actually soccer) and basketball.
Regardless, it is not surprising that I was blown away by the intensity of the sport, and the Yotes quickly grew to be one of my favorite teams. Fast forward 7 years later, a lot of things have changed. However, the passion about the Coyotes is still there, accompanied by another new passion for writing (I guess reading FFH had it’s influence on that!).
I'm truly excited for the opportunity to contribute to the blog by being a Content Editor. I'm really looking forward to all of the thoughts and moments that we are going to share together. Let's have some fun this season!
Thank you so much to everyone who applied; we had many tough decisions to make at a variety of different posts. Just because we didn't pick you now doesn't mean we won't have more opportunities available in the future.
So extend a warm welcome to our new staff members, and let's get ready for the 2015-16 season!