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Gene Williams, aka 'Dot Com' Warchant.com Founder and Administrator
Williams is the founder and administrator of Warchant.com, winner of multiple awards for the top on-line college site within the Rivals.com Network. He has been writing stories and features covering all of FSU's sports with an emphasis on football and football recruiting since the mid-90's and has covered the Seminoles' last two football national championships (1999 & 2013). During past football seasons he hosted a weekly sports radio show in Tallahassee on 1270 The Team (WNLS). He also appears as a regular weekly guest on ESPN Radio Tallahassee, and other radio stations throughout the country. Williams is also a former ACC correspondent for College Football News (weekly national newspaper). More: Gene Williams' 'Nice Little Hobby' Grows into THE Online Source for FSU Football
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Ira Schoffel Warchant.com Managing Editor
Schoffel joined Warchant in July of 2014 after serving as sports editor of the Tallahassee Democrat the past couple years. Schoffel has been covering college athletics since 1991, and he has been on the Florida State beat since 2002. During his 13 years covering the Seminoles, Schoffel served as managing editor and then general manager of the Osceola, and then senior writer and later sports editor of the Tallahassee Democrat. He also has been a frequent contributor to a variety of regional and national publications. In each of the past two years, Schoffel's work has been honored with national awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest. In the 2012 contest, Schoffel received first-place honors for project reporting, and in 2013 he and a colleague took first-place for explanatory writing.
Michael Langston Warchant.com Recruiting Writer/Analyst
Langston joined Warchant in October of 2010 after being the publisher of FlaVarsity.com for eight years. In 2008 he was honored with the "Distinguished Service" award given to the person who sacrifices the most to assist sites in the Rivals.com Network. FlaVarsity.com also won the top High school site in 2008 under Langston's leadership. He currently serves as Warchant.com's full-time recruiting writer. Langston has a decade of experience covering prep athletes and has built numerous contacts and sources throughout the state. His established relationships with Florida high school coaches and knowledge of the recruiting process will be a huge benefit to the readers who follow the 'Noles' recruiting efforts.
Ryan Kelly Director of digital media
Ryan Kelly was hired to serve as the newly created position of Director of Digital Media at Warchant.com. He will take over the production of all video and podcasts on the site, and assist with other coverage of FSU athletics and recruiting. Ryan comes to Warchant.com after stints with Sports Talk Florida and WCTV in Tallahassee.
Ryan is no stranger to FSU athletics and has been covering the 'Noles since his college days. He graduated from Florida State with a Media Communication degree in 2014.
The Jacksonville native came to Tallahassee in 2012 and is a fan of all sports. His great passions are his friends, his family, and a good story.