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Jeremy Deckard brings an extensive background in education and sports to his scouting role at Prep Network. He has worked as a secondary school teacher, coach, sports writer, and professional trainer. A native of Kansas, Jeremy, has worked in multiple school buildings, gyms, and press boxes across the state in a variety of roles. As a sportswriter he worked three years with the Pittsburg Morning Sun and six years with the Topeka Capital Journal. He also worked for the Wichita Wingnut baseball organization and for the Emporia State University Sports Information Department. He wrote a popular weekly baseball blog, View From the Upper Deck. He self-published a book, Capital City Cubbie: Tales and travels of Kansas Cubs Fan in 2012. During his years as a sportswriter he covered two National Championship Football Games, the 2014 ALCS, 2014 World Series, 2015 ALCS, and several Kansas State Basketball Tournaments and Championship Football games. Deckard has coached the following sports in Kansas public schools: football, volleyball, and basketball. He has a Master of Arts degree in History from Emporia State, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University. Deckard was honored for his professional training and government work with Member of the Year Awards from the Olathe Human Relations Department and the Kansas Human Relations Association. He is married and lives in Topeka.