I was born and raised in Brownwood, Texas. I graduated from Brownwood High School in 1994 and then went off to play collegiate basketball. I graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and with a minor in English. In 2003, I earned my master's degree in Educational Leadership from Texas Southern University. My wife, Katrice, is also an educator and is a first grade teacher at Scanlan Oaks Elementary. I have two children, Nina and Tysen, who are both students at Scanlan Oaks Elementary.