I was born and raised in Central Texas with my parents and two brothers, and graduated from Waco High School. I attended Weatherford College on a baseball scholarship, and after playing there for two years and earning an associate degree, I transferred to continue my academic and athletic career at Texas A&M University. Upon earning my bachelor’s degree, I signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians organization. After my playing days concluded, I began a career in coaching baseball which included six years in the Junior College ranks and then nine years of coaching baseball and football at the High School level. All my life experiences led me to a position where I still get to be involved with clubs, organizations, and sports teams which is a huge passion of mine. Helping programs and organizations reach their goals and raise funds that allow them to fully support the young people in the community, is something that is very satisfying as well. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family, playing golf, and outdoor grilling. I reside in College Station, TX with my wife Charlene, and children Holden, Hayes, Hartley (angel), and Hannaley.