One Year Ago today, Tuesday August 1st 2017, NEO Sports Insiders lost not only its editor, but our friend and brother Matthew F. Medley, who passed away while on vacation with his dad and friend while in Georgia.
We did a Tribute to Matty a few days after his passing, and here’s what we write about Matt at the time of his passing.
Matt was just 25 years old at the time of his passing, and there will be a large void on our site without Matt, but more importantly a large void in our hearts.
He was born on January 31st, 1992 and and raised in Strongsville, and Matt truly loved Cleveland sports, falling in love with the Cavs, Browns and Indians.
He graduated from Lutheran High School West, and went on to the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, where he started eventually covering games with Matt Loede (NEOSI co-founder), mostly doing Cavaliers coverage.
Once the season was over, Matt moved on to cover the Indians starting in 2015, and covered the Cavs during the championship season of 2016 and the NBA Finals and this past season as well.
His work on NEOSI was tireless, keeping up not only with the local pro teams, but also his coverage of the local high school scene separated himself as one of the young up and comers in the Northeast Ohio area.
Matt’s talent was immense, as well as his ability to connect with others and make friends, no matter if it was in person, on Facebook or Twitter, or while covering games for AP and NBC Sports Radio.
On Sunday August 13th, there was a memorial and celebration for Matt’s life, and you can go back and look back and see the photos from the service HERE.
In memory of Matt, NEOSI will not publish anymore news or commentary today, spending the rest of the day remembering our friend and spending some time celebrating his life instead.
We will be back to doing the best we can in covering Cleveland sports and sharing our opinions on the city we love on Thursday.