Derek TaylorAssistant Sports Editor
Derek Taylor has covered prep sports in West Virginia since 1997, having worked in New Martinsville, Parkersburg and Clarksburg before joining Charleston Newspapers in 2007. A Washington, DC-area native, Derek graduated from Paden City High School in 1989 and owns bachelor's degrees in history and political science and a master's degree in history. He served as the president of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association from 2008-2010, was chairperson of the WVSWA's All-State football selection committee from 2007-2013 and is currently the chairperson of the All-State girls basketball selection committee. Derek and his wife, Rebecca, live in St. Albans.