I attended Georgia Southwestern State University, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education while playing football for Georgia Southwestern. I obtained my Master's degree from the University of Alabama in Health Science. I then received my Specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership. I also served in the USMC Reserve and as an Airborne Ranger Officer in the US Army, where I served a combat tour in Mogadishu, Somalia. I am currently an assistant varsity football and head baseball coach at the middle school.