About Dan

Dan CoughlinDan Coughlin has covered the Cleveland sports scene for 45 years, as a sportswriter for The Plain Dealer (1964–1982) and on WJW-TV 8 (1983–2009). His columns also appeared in several other daily newspapers, including the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Medina Gazette, Lake County News-Herald, Painesville Telegraph and papers in Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut. He was twice named Ohio sportswriter of the year and was honored with a television Emmy. He traveled with  the Browns and Indians, and covered some of the biggest college football games of the 20th century, including five major bowl games. He was at ringside for several world championship fights as well as the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier series. He covered 17 Indianapolis 500s and several auto races in Europe. He lives in Rocky River, Ohio.

2 Responses to About Dan

  1. FIL BIAGIOTTI says:

    Dan,
    Can’t wait to read your book. The sports stories are nice, but I really like the stories about the every day people you meet along your journey whether it was the computer repairman from LA or the classmate from long ago. You make the average Joe feel like he is the king of the world. My dad was Eliseo the Barber. He was so proud to count you as his friend. Your note in the paper about him meant so much to me and my sister. Continue to trumpet the success of the common man because their glory is much greater than that of the athletes scoring a touchdown or hitting a home run. Thank you and continued success !! And Go Eagles.

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