Billy Wayne Coakley
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Billy Wayne Coakley received his BA in English Literature from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. Before transferring to the University of South Carolina in 2004, he attended the United States Naval Academy. During his time as a midshipman he was a boxer. While competing he became Brigade Champion, Midwest Regional Champion, All-American, and National Runner-up.
Coakley is currently working on several manuscripts including a novel called Blackbird, and a book of short stories called El Concepcion.
Winning Entry: Muay-Thai
Contest Won: Sports Fiction & Essay Contest 2013, Second Prize