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I am so excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports team all the way from the Texas panhandle, where I covered, among other sports, high school football. It's the single most important aspect of life to sports fans in west Texas!

However, as much as the folks in the Lone Star State need their high school football, nothing compares to the passion and desire people in our state demand for their Alabama and Auburn coverage. I can say with great confidence the sports team here at WHNT News 19 will be your best source for everything that relates to the Tigers and Crimson Tide.

After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, I got my "big break" as a news reporter at KFDA in Amarillo. This job allowed for me to eventually move into a sports career and the rest is history!

While football is my passion, I also have a great love for many other sports. In fact, slicing my driver in to the woods, air balling layups, and getting my skis crossed up on the slopes are common activities you can find me doing in my spare time.

While I believe football is more than just a game, it still pales in comparison to the importance of family and friends in my life. My mother, father and sister are without a doubt the backbone of my existence and I owe all my successes to them.

Please do not hesitate to send me an email if there is a cool sports story going on in your town! Because after all, this whole TV news thing isn't about me, it's about you! Email me at ryan.cody@whnt.com.

One of my favorite quotes: "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." - Walter Cronkite


Recent Articles
  • Alabama and Auburn Facing “Cupcakes” in Week Two

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) The Crimson Tide and Tigers struggled at times in their opening week games, but both came away with the win. Many people are criticizing Alabama and Auburn for the way they played against non-ranked opponents, but those critics would laugh even more at the two teams coming to town this week. FAU and San Jose State are essentially coming to Alabama to collect a pay check and fill valuable spots on the schedule. That’s not sugar […]

  • Tide and Tigers Start Slow Before Notching Wins in Week One

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Alabama led West Virginia by three at the half before clamping down defensively in a 33-23 win in Atlanta. Auburn found itself tied at 21 going into the locker room against Arkansas, and eventually broke it open late. Click on the video link to see reports from Ryan Cody and Chase Horn on the first college football Saturday. Here are some other SEC scores from Saturday: UT Martin – 14 Kentucky – 59   South Dakotah […]

  • Thursday Night High School Football (Aug. 29)

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  • Tanner senior eyes Rattler three-peat

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  • Gus Malzahn Releases Auburn Depth Chart

    Auburn, Ala. – (WHNT) Jeremy Johnson will start at quarterback Saturday against Arkansas, but Nick Marshall will play at some point. That’s the plan according to Gus Malzahn, but he would not say when Marshall will take his first snap. Here is Auburn’s depth chart for Saturday’s game as released by Gus Malzahn.   OFFENSE LT:          72     Shon Coleman (6-6, 310, So.) 71     Braden Smith (6-6, 299, Fr.) LG:         62     Chad Slade (6-5, 315, Sr.) 53     Devonte Danzey (6-4, 296, […]

  • Saban still waiting to make decision on starting QB

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Nick Saban has yet to decide on how he will use quarterbacks Blake Sims and Jacob Coker at the Crimson Tide’s season opener Saturday against West Virginia. Both Sims and Coker were listed atop Alabama’s first official depth chart of the 2014 season according to our news partners at al.com. “We’re going to continue to rep both guys,” Saban said. “We feel like both guys have been doing a very, very good job. Obviously somebody has to start the […]

  • Former Bob Jones star Reggie Ragland to start Saturday for Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. – (WHNT) Reggie Ragland could have played at almost any school on the map, coming out of Bob Jones in Madison. The former five-star linebacker chose to stay in state and play for the Crimson Tide. After two years playing mostly on special teams, Ragland is getting his chance to shine. Alabama released its week one depth chart and the Madison native will start at linebacker Saturday against West Virginia.

  • Meet the Football Friday Team

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) It takes a team of dedicated people to help get you favorite high school teams on the air every Friday night. Before Football Friday gets underway, we want to introduce the Tennessee Valley to our team at WHNT News 19. These are just a  few of the great people that make it happen.  

  • Pisgah Enters Year Two Under Shawn Peek

    Pisgah, Ala. – (WHNT) Shawn Peek’s First year is Pisgah was not easy. The Eagles went 3-7 but and missed the playoffs, but after an entire off season in the program, Peek feels like his team is ready for a breakout season. “We are in our second year there, so in that second year the kids are a lot more familiar with what we are trying to do. Coaches are all in their second year so we are looking for […]

  • If you Need Motivation for Football Friday, Watch This

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) There are just a few hours before the bright lights shine on high school football in north Alabama. Several schools from across the Tennessee valley are getting ready to suit up for the first game of the season, but all of them have been training for the last three weeks. Here at WHNT News 19 we have been to 28 different high school training camps since August 4th and here is a look at the best […]

  • A New Energy Around Columbia Football

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Columbia is going in a new direction after winning just one game in the last two seasons. Chris Hancock took over as head coach a few months ago and is working everyday to change the culture around his Eagles program. “A good football team is going to be able to come out here and practice hard everyday,” Hancock said after a spirited workout in near 100 degree temperatures this week. That new energy comes from Hancock […]

  • Muscle Shoals Wants to be One Win Better

    Muscle Shoals, Ala. – (WHNT) The best season in school history ended with a heartbreaking loss. Muscle Shoals hung it’s hat on a tough defense which allowed right around five points per game. That is, until Spanish Fort hung 35 on the board in Bryant-Denny Stadium. “When you get to the state championship and you’ve never been there our guys were a little in aww playing in Bryant Denny, ” head coach Scott Basden told WHNT News 19’s Chase Horn. […]

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