Erin Cofiell is a freelance sports reporter, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She's also a yankee. A Red Sox fan, but still a yankee.
Born and raised in Glastonbury, CT she grew up playing a variety of sports - everything from cheerleading and floor hockey, to basketball and snowmobile racing.
Out of high school, she was a member of the diving team at Syracuse University. After two seasons, she knew her future wasn't in diving, but in broadcast journalism, so she transferred to Loyola University New Orleans.
Moving to Louisiana was not only a culture shock because the lifestyle, but for the sports atmosphere. No matter what any Northerner ever tries to argue - tailgating at UConn will never compare to the scene at LSU. Gillette Stadium will never be as loud as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Out of college, Erin spent 4 years working in local news in Baton Rouge. The bulk of that time was spent at the CBS Affiliate, WAFB. While there, Erin covered countless LSU, Southern and Southeastern sporting events. She was there when the LSU Baseball team won the College World Series in 2009, also there when the Saints beat the Vikings for their first ever trip to the Super Bowl. She's seen her fair share of the high school scene as well everything from rodeo and bowling to the state football and basketball championships.
At WAFB, she did a segment called Darin' Erin, where she'd challenge local athletes at their given talent. From skydiving and ice hockey, to field goal kicking and repelling down the side of Tiger Stadium, there was no challenge she wouldn't try.
In the summer of 2010, Erin accepted a job at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. While there, she covered Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. A year later, she packed her car once again, making a return trip to the South.
She spent this past fall serving as sideline reporter for the Sun Belt Conference Game of the Week on the Sun Belt Network. She was also the sideline reporter for the LHSAA High School Football game of the week on CST. She also files stories for various shows on CST throughout the year.
Erin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.