Bridget Algeo is an avid sports enthusiast who, in Football Family, brings readers along for the ride that details the storied career of Pennsylvania High School Football Coach Jim Algeo and his wife Mickey. As one of their nine children, she learned the joy and value of sports from a very young age, and her particular interests included football, gymnastics, basketball, and lacrosse. A graduate of Ursinus College, Algeo was a member of the 1989 Division III NCAA National Championship Lacrosse Team. She later became a feature writer for the Philadelphia area's premier source of lacrosse news, www.phillylacrosse.com. Algeo, who has spent over twenty years in education, also enjoys movies, nature, photography, art, technology, and writing. She is the creator of www.rarebreednationllc.org, which maintains the legacy of the Rare Breed tradition she describes in Football Family and also features her blog highlighting the invaluable lifelong lessons of sport. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially hanging out with her son and dogs.
Mike Stern has written about, reported on, and served as an in-game announcer for competitive athletics at the scholastic, collegiate, and professional level in a career spanning five decades. Beginning his journalistic career at The Reporter in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Mike has gone on to serve as Media Relations Director for the Fort Worth Texans Hockey Team, as well as serve as a reporter and color commentator for various outlets, such as Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, the National Federation of High School Associations, Friday Night Glory, and the Dallas Morning News.
Mike is a 1973 graduate of Olney High School. He is also a 1977 alumnus of Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.