I attended the Fort Smith public school system: Duval elementary, which was shut down my fifth grade year, and then, I attended Tilles elementary where I was part of the first graduating class in 1982. Next, I attended Darby Jr High and graduated from Northside High School- class of 1989. In school, I played football, basketball, and ran track.
Upon completion of high school, I joined the air national guards, where I served eight years. I also attended West-Ark Community College, which is now the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. However, I did not receive my degree at that time, but went back in 2010 and received an Associate's of General Studies degree. I began my coaching career at the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club in 1990, where I have coaching football and basketball for over thirty years.
I have a loving, wonderful, and supportive spouse, Michelle, along with four children and seven grandchildren. I enjoy every moment of life, because i have learned to put God first.