About the Author
Buddy McCoy was born in Colquitt County, Georgia in the small town of Berlin where he learned to fish along the banks of the Little River and the Okapilco creek and hunt quail with his Uncle B. That area became his paradise in the wilderness and helped create a passion for the outdoors that would last a lifetime. He graduated from Moultrie High School where he captained his football team and was an All State player. He went to Georgia Tech on a football scholarship and became a three year starter and letterman on Coach Bobby Dodd's last three teams, playing in the Gator Bowl and Orange Bowl. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and was named to their 1966 All American team. He graduated from Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Shortly after graduation he became Albany, Georgia's City Engineer. He worked closely with Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom while helping build Chehaw Wild Animal Park, and became the founding President of Chehaw Wildlife Society. He later practiced as a private consultant for nearly 30 years while licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor and a Professional Engineer. During that time he wrote many technical reports. His love of the great outdoors, especially while hunting and fishing, inspired him to write short stories about his adventures to share with his four children whom were literally scattered all over the world. Over the years e-mail facilitated their communication and his stories helped form the basis for "A Walk On The Beach, A True Love Story From Tybee Island", his first publication.He currently practices as a Licensed Realtor in Moultrie, Georgia and was recently inducted into the Colquitt County Sports Hall Of Fame.