I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I graduated in 1976 from Huffman-Hargrave High School.
I attended college in Austin, Texas in 1976-77 and transferred to Ottawa University, where I pursued my Physical Education and Recreation Degree. I pursued my teacher credentials and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Health and Physical Education and Recreation, and a Kansas Teacher's license to teach Physical Education.I returned to Ottawa University and pursued my Social Studies teaching credentials.
I became a regular 7th Grade classroom teacher in 1987. I taught and coached at Liberty Middle School in Pratt, Kansas for twelve years. I coached Pratt HS football, LIberty MS Basketball, and Pratt HS Baseball. I helped PHS to a State Championship in 4A football in 1995. PHS made six appearances in the playoff system during my tenure there. Liberty Middle School won five league basketball titles during my time as head coach. Pratt High played in two 4A State Baseball Tournaments in that time.
I moved to Mound City, Kansas in 1999 and served as a Physical Education and Social Studies teacher in Jayhawk-Linn USD 346. I was the Head Football Coach and Head Baseball Coach for Jayhawk-Linn High School. I was, also, the Jayhawk Junior High School Boys Basketball Coach.
I returned to Pratt in 2001 and spent the next two years teaching American History and Physical Education at Liberty Middle School.
I returned to the Head Coaching ranks in 2003 as I accepted the Head Football position at Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas. I left the position in 2006 having made strides to improve the football program.
I resumed my teaching career at Anderson County High School, Garnett, Kansas. I have taught at the high school and junior high level at ACJSHS. I enjoy teaching the students at Anderson County and I enjoy their interest in Social Studies and Health and Physical Education.
Along with my teaching, I am the Seventh Grade Head Football Coach and Anderson County Junior High School Head Boys Track coach. I always look forward to the interaction that is Bulldog Athletics.
My personal life includes my wife of 35 years, the former Jodi Baumstimler from Osawatomie, Kansas. We have four children, Garrett, Tyler, Ryan, and Katelyn. They are the joys of our life! Garrett works for the City of Rockford, Illinois and is married to Gladys(Lang) and they have a daughter, Jade, and a son, Forrest. Tyler and his wife, Jordan(Carey), and their daughters, Paige and Avery live in Oswego, KS where Tyler is a Kansas Highway Patrolman. Ryan is a senior and a 4 year letterman in Lacrosse at Ottawa University, while Katelyn is a junior at OU, dancing on the Braves Dance team.