I graduated from Saginaw High School in 2011. While at Saginaw I was involved in many aspects of the school such as National Honor Society and Texas Association of Future Teachers. I participated in football, wrestling, and baseball. I was a two-time regional qualifier in wrestling and an all-district offensive tackle in football in 2010. I attended Hardin-Simmons University and played football for four years and lettered three of the years. I graduated from Hardin-Simmons in 2015 with a Bachelor's in history and a minor in political science. I began my coaching career at Brewer Middle School teaching Texas History and coaching football, basketball, and track.