STUMP ON SPORTS
Stump Martin has been the host of "Stump On Sports" for more than 31 years.
The Stump On Sports television show appears live on Friday night from 11:00 p.m. to midnight on Comcast Cable in Chattanooga and North Georgia, Charter Cable TV in the Ringgold area, On Demand for EPB and streamed live at UCTV265.com.
The longtime Chattanooga area coach and sports personality spent time on the radio too.
Stump hosted Prep Game Day and Friday Night Football Scoreboard on ESPN Radio 105.1, the drive-time afternoon show, The Zone, on ESPN in Chattanooga and the Stump On Sports Brunch Time on Saturday mornings from 9-11 on ESPN radio 105.1.
He has served as managing editor for Varsity Sports Media's Tennessee Football magazine, the Kentucky Basketball Magazine, a commemorative Phil Fulmer magazine and Fuel Baseball.
Stump was also the managing editor of Friday Night Football Live magazine, owner/publisher of Tennessee Rivals.com site, TNVarsity.com, spent five years as the sports editor of the Catoosa County News and 19 years as a sports and news writer for the Chattanooga Free Press.
During that tenure, Stump reported on six Super Bowls, five World Series, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia football, Georgia Tech football, high school sports and fastpitch softball, where he covered the 1996 Olympics.
A native of Rossville Georgia, Stump was a three-sport lettermen at Rossville High School (football, wrestling and baseball). After high school, Stump attended Carson Newman College where he played both football and baseball. After college, Stump went on to become the Assistant Baseball Coach at The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga for two years.
Stump coached many successful ASA women's fastpitch teams and was inducted into the Tennessee Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in December of 2010.
He started his coaching career as a youth coach in 1968. Stump went on to coach his two brothers and his daughter Misty Dawn Martin, who was a two-time High School All-American and member of the Mustangs regional softball team that was the first to compete in the NSA Slowpitch and NSA Fastpitch Tournaments in the same year. The Mustangs played in three ASA Gold National Tournaments and more than 25 of his former fastpitch players signed college scholarships.
Never one to stay away from the ball fields, Stump now coaches the Team Nike Mustangs 15s where his grandson, Austin Taylor Chastain plays.
Stump is proud to currently be the Director of Parks and Recreation for East Ridge.
Stump and his wife, Deb, who is a former model and co-hosts the TV show with him, live in East Ridge, Tennessee with Austin and Misty.
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