Recently, CoachCal.com sat down with our very own Perry Stevenson to catch #BBN on what Perry’s been up to in their “Where are they now” series. The interview highlights where Perry’s been since graduating from Kentucky, and would you know Kentucky Heartbeat plays a major role in his interview.
Aside from coaching, Stevenson has done some media-related work with Kentucky Heartbeat (kentuckyheartbeat.com), a website dedicated to Kentucky sports.
“It’s just getting a feel for the other side of sports,” Stevenson said. “I wasn’t always a big fan of the media so we’re taking a trip down that road, seeing what it’s like.”
Through his opportunity with Kentucky Heartbeat, Stevenson has been able to get a feel for a couple different aspects of sports media.
“Coming up with some new ideas, stuff that hasn’t been done in the media,” Stevenson said. “We want fans to come and visit our site, get a laugh in of course. It’s all about personalities but also (to) give info.”
His main focus as a writer for the site is to concentrate on the players and not just talk about the negatives, especially since he’s been there, done that.
“It’s almost like a player-first website,” Stevenson said. “We don’t want to badmouth anybody because I know what it’s like on that side. You have to watch what you say to the media and all that stuff. We want to be media but just do it a different way. Keep the players in mind first and then everything else happens.”
Perry discusses what the heart and soul of Kentucky Heartbeat is and our vision for the website. We strive to be a blog completely devoted to Kentucky sports, while being a “players-first” website. What does that mean? As Perry eloquently noted, the media typically has an agenda, but with KHB, we strive to support the players and program with our outlets that include: KHB Radio, social media, and KentuckyHeartbeat.com.
We appreciate CoachCal.com for highlighting Perry and KHB. We are honored to have Perry on the team. He’s a tremendous member and friend. You won’t find a better team member and harder worker than Perry. You can read the article in it’s entirety here.