If you haven't heard the news yet, this will be my last full day editing this site. I'm going to be taking a job as an assistant editor with Football Outsiders, and as it's a full-time gig, it will preclude me from continuing on with this site.
Fear not, for we have a suitable replacement in the wings, and his name will be revealed after I blather on for a few more sentences behind the jump:
When I look back at my time with SB Nation Houston, I'm reminded of a quote from Ten Rules For Being Human:
"There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
I have perhaps outgrown my little pond here. I'm happy to be moving up, and I'm excited to start my new job, but there was something extremely appealing about having complete editorial control over your own website. I'm eternally grateful to the folks at SB Nation and previous managing editor Tom Martin for giving me the chance, as well as the work that our countless brigade of writers put in. This has never been the biggest site on the network in terms of posts or hits, but I felt like we did the best job of staying true to the spirit of our city.
Anyway, without further ado, allow me to introduce David Coleman as your new managing editor. David was an original member of the site and has been our head Astros writer for the entirety of his year-long tenure here, balancing that with his editorship of The Crawfish Boxes. I'll be monitoring the site over most of next week to ensure that the transition runs smoothly, and then you'll be in his hands. Expect great things from David, because he has the same sort of talent and drive that I have. I'm excited to be leaving the site to someone capable of running it.
I also leave behind a talented list of writers for Mr. Coleman to exploit. Daniel Charles can out-optimism any Texans fan I've ever met, Dustin Rensink and Jordan Wise are (in my view) the most talented writers that their respective niches have. It was a pleasure to direct the writing of established bloggerstars like Matthew Campbell and Chris Watkins, and to see the rising of a pair of young'ns in Joshua Powling and Joseph Crew. Evan Haas is a better friend than he is a writer, and I think he knows better than to take that as an insult. Alex Cohn spent many long nights waiting for games to end to bring you the first scoop. David will surely not be alone as the site begins a new era, and it was an honor to be able to guide this crew for the last eight months.
The site shall go on, and it shall continue to be the best reflection of Houston that it can be. What more could you ask for?