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I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1995, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in History.

I completed my teacher licensure through the Teacher Education Program at the University of Memphis in 2009.

I am an alumnus of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Tennessee Kappa Chapter, at UT-Martin


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World History Teacher, Mitchell High School, 2009-2010

Social Studies Teacher, Youth Villages, 2010-2012

Administration, Youth Villages, 2012-2014

Social Studies Teacher, Youth Villages, 2014-2015

Technology Foundations Teacher, Southaven Middle, 2015-2016

Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Southaven Middle, 2015-2016

RAMP Instructor, Southaven Middle, 2017-PRESENT

Head Boys Basketball Coach, Southaven Middle, 2017-PRESENT

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This season will be my 3rd as a teacher at Southaven Middle School. From the 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17 school year, I served as an 8th Grade Technology Foundations Teacher. For the 2017-18 school year, I will serve as the Instructor for the Southaven Middle School RAMP program.

In addition to the RAMP program, I was named as the 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach in May of 2017. I previously served as an assistant coach during the previous 2 seasons. During my time as an assistant coach here at SMS, the 7th Grade Boys Basketball team won back to back district championships in 2016 and 2017.

I live in Memphis, with my wife Tiffany, and my 2 sons, J.J. who's a fifth grader and self-proclaimed athlete, and Jacob, who's in second grade, and is competitive gymnast with Wimbleton Gymnastics.

I love ALL things sports.  In fact, I continue to play on an over-40 wood bat baseball league from late Spring through early Fall. I have played all 9 positions at one time or another.


 My Favorite Teams:

        New York Yankees               Power T          Memphis Grizzlies        Tennessee Titans