Since working for his high school newspaper in Wisconsin, Shane Frederick has been writing about sports. He presently works for The Free Press in Mankato, Minnesota, where he covers college hockey and other sports. He has won accolades from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists for his work. He's also the author of several sports publications, including The Complete Guide to Pro Football Teams and The Best of Everything Football Book. A University of St. Thomas graduate, Shane Thomas, his wife Sara, their three children Ben, Jack, and Lucy, and their dog Molly live in Mankato.