Here's a story from the St. Petersburg (Fla., not Russia) Times about a former high school boys basketball coach from what happens to be my alma mater.
The Times checked out his resume and found tons of alleged discrepancies - schools he listed as having coached at didn't exist then; schools that did exist didn't know him; schools he did coach at didn't make the playoffs; and an NBA star he said he coached in Tennessee says he has no idea who the guy is.
Stories like this are why I got into journalism. It raises all kinds of questions about not only why the coach would allegedly fabricate so much info, but what schools are doing to make sure they're properly vetting all the coaches they hire. And, if you'll notice, the story is actually organized under the Times' education section, not its sports section (although it is linked through there, too).
- Chris White