College basketball writer Brendan Quinn is the scheduled speaker for today's Chattanooga Quarterback Club luncheon at noon at Finley Stadium.
Lunch is $10 and is open to the public.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Quinn covered the city’s five Division I basketball teams known as the Big 5 - Temple, Lasalle, Penn., St. Joseph's, St, Bonaventure - as a staff writer at The (Philadelphia) Bulletin from 2006 to 2008 and as a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2009 and 2010.
He accepted a position as sports editor at Nooga.com in August 2011 and spent nine months in Chattanooga before heading two hours north to the Knoxville News Sentinel in June 2012.
Quinn has written for Basketball Times, a national college basketball magazine, since 2006 and was named one of the four best sportswriters in the country under 30 by the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2010 and 2011. In the 2011 USBWA Best Writing Contest, his story, "A Toast to Tom Jernstedt," finished fourth nationally in the enterprise writing category.