Signing On!


Mark Gray-Mendes here, Director of Sports Leagues at the 16th Street J — coming at you for the first time on this space!  I’ll be blogging from here on a fairly regular basis about everything from current sports events to our leagues here at the J — and I’ll be looking for your input as well!

Allow me to briefly introduce myself.  I’m a HUGE sports fan who grew up in this area, and as a result I’m a bit of a “homer”.  Redskins, Caps, Wizards, Orioles (I’m still warming up to our new Nats, but it’ll happen before too long).  College basketball and the NFL are my specialties, but I’ll go all over the map. 

I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 and have been here at the J ever since.  In addition to my work here, I also coach high school boys’ basketball at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA.

Expect to hear from me again in the next couple of days about the upcoming NCAA Tournament!  Which teams got hosed out of a bid they deserved?  Who are the sleepers to watch?  Who’s making this year’s Final Four in Detroit?  All that and more this Wednesday…..


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