Guest Name, Mark Denton Ramsey

Mark Denton Ramsey
Mark Denton Ramsey

Denton Ramsey was born in Houston, Texas on November 10, 1978. While growing up in Houston, Ramsey attended Frostwood Elementary School, Memorial Middle School and Memorial Senior High School. Denton grew up with two brothers, Hunter and Christian, and a black lab dog named Blue Bell. A majority of Ramsey’s childhood was spent at the family ranch in Fayeteville, Texas. As a die-hard sports fan since birth, Ramsey looked up to teams such as the back-to-back NBA Champion Houston Rockets and grew up loving the game of baseball and the Houston Astros. Ramsey’s passion for writing began at an early age as well, and Denton soon learned what he wanted to do with his life: become a sportswriter. During Ramsey’s senior year in high school, he was the co-editor for the Anvil (the student newspaper) after spending his first three years as a staff writer. After graduation from Memorial in May of 1997, Ramsey moved to Waco to attend school at Baylor University, where he was a sports journalism student through 2001. Ramsey’s best friend, Marco Merino, went to college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and helped to fuel a love and passion for a guy named Coach K and program known as Duke Basketball. Over time, that passion simmered into an addiction for Duke Hoops, and it’s an addiction Ramsey still has to this day – expressing almost daily a true love and passion for the Blue Devils. During Ramsey’s time at Baylor, he was both a sportswriter and a News Editor for the Baylor Lariat. In 2003, Ramsey moved to Denton, Texas where he began free-lance writing for the Denton Record Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News. During Ramsey’s time in the town with his name, Denton formed a band (at one time called Flesh Pot and later re-named Pill V) that performed local gigs at a bar called Bottoms Up. Ramsey was the rhythm guitar player as well as the lead singer for the band. After Denton’s brother, Hunter, was married in August 2004 in the U.S Virgin Islands, Ramsey moved from Denton, Texas to Demopolis, Alabama to begin his first full-time journalism job as the Sports Editor for the Demopolis Times. During Ramsey’s tenure as the Sports Editor in Demopolis, Denton covered two state championship teams (DHS football and baseball) as well as a Final Four Lady Tigers basketball team. In late May 2005, Ramsey moved from Alabama back to his home state, making a trek from Demopolis to Alpine in deep West Texas. Ramsey began his job as a full-time writer for the Alpine Avalanche in June of 2005, covering everything from commissioners court to little league baseball – but the main reason Ramsey was brought aboard was for extended sports coverage. Ramsey covered Alpine Bucks and Lady Bucks sports relentlessly during his time with the Avalanche and he also met his future wife, Rachel, while working for the newspaper. In June of 2006, Ramsey and his fiance moved to Little Elm, Texas where Denton would begin his new job working for Star Community Newspapers as the Sports Editor for the Plano Star Courier and the Allen American. In late August of 2006, Denton joined the staff of Today Newspapers as the Sports Editor for the Grand Prairie Today, where the first issue hit the streets on Sept. 7, 2006. Denton and Rachel were married on November 16, 2006; their baby girl, Isabel, was born on March 25, 2007 (her actual due-date). In February 2007, Denton rejoined Granite Publications as the Managing Editor for The Marlin Democrat – remaining in that position until early February 2008. Shortly thereafter, Denton picked up a stringer sports writer assignment for CBS-owned, live blogging the Kansas at Texas game on Feb. 11, 2008 in Austin. Denton is now a free-lance sports writer and is currently the Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent, covering all things Baylor (from Scott Drew and the Bears Basketball team to Steve Smith and the BU Baseball team). In May 2008, Denton and his family moved from Marlin to Waco, making the short trek up Highway 6 as Ramsey enrolled for classes beginning in Fall 2008 at Baylor University. Their son, Charlie, was born on November 12, 2009. In April 2016, Ramsey's solo music career took off with the release of his hit single, "Wanna Know How." Ramsey, who is now divorced, lives in Waco, Texas; while his kids live with his ex-wife in Robinson, Texas. Denton currently works for Aramark as a barista for Starbucks @ Moody Library on the campus of Baylor University (while still pursuing his solo music career as a hobby of pure passion) and is also a freelance journalist and the owner/public relations director for DR/PR Agency. He may be reached via e-mail at

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