Gene Sapakoff writes sports columns, works on sports and non-sports investigative projects and helps coordinate the Post and Courier's famed coverage of South Carolina and Clemson athletics. An Oregon native, he graduated from Colorado State University and bakes snickerdoodles. He has won many national awards for writing and reporting and has won South Carolina Press Association awards in 10 different categories since 1997, including the Judson Chapman Award for public service in 2011. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and Baseball America. Gene serves as state representative for both the Heisman Trophy and Wooden Award. He is a Charleston Leadership Foundation board member and enjoys running, reading, Civil War research and Mexican food.