Dave Ungrady

Teacher  /  Best-Selling Author /  Motivational Speaker  /  Professional Soccer Coach  

Print and Online Stories

A sampling of stories Dave has written for prominent media

USA Today


Jones Helps



Since he joined the New England Revolution in August, Jermaine Jones has energized the team and has helped the Revs make a hrad push for the MLS playoffs. USAToday.com, October 15, 2014. 

New U.S. coach Jill Ellis Follows in Father's Steps

New U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis is very fond of her father, who help shaped her philosophy and guided her career. A Father's Day Piece on USAToday.com June 14, 2014

Youth Star Faces Challenges Launching Pro Career

Amirgy Pineda faces tough choices as a top American youth soccer player. 

USAToday.com, August 4, 2014

Washington Post

E.B. Henderson Brought Basketball to Washington, D.C. 

And for those efforts and others related to basketball, he has been selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Washington Post Magazine, September 6, 2013.

Send Len Bias to the Hall of Fame 



Published in Washington Post Outlook on June 20, 2011, near the 25th anniversary of Len Bias's death, the story explains why Bias should be in the Maryland hall of fame. 

Two More Fans

of RG3

High Times in the Himalayas

A few dozen runners took part in the 2004 Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race, and Dave was there to document the event for Voice of America Television and The Washington Post, January, 2005.


My 18-month old son helps make a random meeting with RGIII more pleasurable. 

Washington Post Opinions, September 2012

New York Times

For Maryland, Distant Memories of a Track and Field Power

An essay on the decline of the track and field program at the University of Maryland appeared in the New York Times Sunday Sports section. (12-18-2011)

Blogs and features about

the 2010 NYC Marathon 

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Homeless Savor Street

Soccer Tournament

The Street Soccer USA Cup is held for the third consecutive year n Washington, D.C. and top players are selected to represent the U.S. at the Homeless World Cup in Brazil.  

NY Times, August 2010


Alan Webb on the Road to Recovery

Webb, the American record holder in the mile, has endured two years of disappointing performances and injury. He's now back, healed and happier

NY Times. September. 2010


Justin Gatlin Returns

The four-year drug ban has ended for U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin, the 2004 100m Olympic gold medalist, and he is returning to competition facing some tough obstacles.

NY Times, July 2010


Edwin Henderson helps secure the legacy of his grandfather, a Falls Church, VA legend, in Northern Virginia Magazine, March, 2014.

Getting His Due 

Northern Virginia Magazine

Why Won't Maryland Honor Len Bias?

Maryland athletics added seven former stars to its hall of fame last week. Len Bias was not among them, again. Read some insight into why this is happening, Washington City Paper, October, 2012

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