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R.V. Baugus

R.V. Baugus is the publisher and editor of Tex Preps Basketball (www.texprepsbasketball.com), has been involved in high school sports in various capacities for more than 30 years. He was a long-time high school football freelance writer for The Dallas Morning News and is an accomplished writer with 11 Quill Awards to his name. He is proud of his partnerships with the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, of which Tex Preps Basketball is the official magazine, and the newest partnership with the VYPE family of high school sports publications. R.V. and his wife, Tanya, reside in Grand Prairie. He enjoys travel and is a long-time season ticket holder of Dallas Mavericks basketball.

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Mark McKee

Mark McKee, Contributing Editor, has been with Tex Preps Basketball magazine since its first year and has covered sports since his college days. He is a graduate of Texas A&M in Commerce. Mark grew up in McKinney and was a standout athlete earning 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, track, baseball and tennis. He has not only followed high school basketball for his entire life but he has been a basketball coach for 35 years, coaching junior high all the way to varsity. He is presently teaching in high school and still coaching club basketball. He is a avid follower of the high school game and will make his 40th trip to the state basketball tournament this year in San Antonio. He is the proud father of Sammy, age 25, and twin girls, Lindsey and Kelly, age 20. “I am very excited to be associated with Tex Preps Basketball magazine and working with R.V. and promoting a great sport like high school basketball. We have seen the game expand so much in the last 20 years in Texas and now it is one of the country’s hotbeds for college recruiters,” he says.

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Bo Carter

Bo Carter, a veteran of over 44 years in college media relations, is no stranger to communications, college athletics and the business world. Carter served as student media adviser and adjunct mass communications instructor at Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Woman’s University from 2009-14. He also has been a consultant and columnist with the National Football Foundation since Aug. 2006 after working with the Big 12 Conference for 10 years, for the Texas Collegiate League in 2006 and as assistant commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1986-96. Carter, a native of Sheffield, Ala., and 1974 cum laude graduate in classics at Vanderbilt, has been associated with conference and school athletics media relations since 1970. He was named to the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame in July 2005 and completed a Masters degree in journalism at the University of North Texas in August 2006. He has been a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association since 1974.

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Kevin McPherson

After spending 18 years as a reporter and editor at several Texas newspapers, Kevin McPherson changed careers and is currently a high school English teacher in McKinney, Texas. Kevin was an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor.  His stints included the Texarkana Gazette, Paris News, Greenville Herald Banner, Richardson News and The Dallas Morning News. He also serves as official statistician for high school and college football and basketball for both radio and television, including the Texas State Network, ESPN, Fox Sports Southwest and numerous other regional TV production companies. Kevin spends his free time exploring Texas cuisine and high school football stadiums.  He and his wife, Pam, have two teenage daughters.

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Grant Goodwin

Grant Goodwin is a native Texan who has been an avid Texas high school sports fan for years.  Along with broadcasting basketball, he has also provided color commentary on high school football broadcasts and has co-host a weekly high school football podcast for eight years.