- Pebblebrook High School
- Kennesaw State University B.S. Health and Physical Education
- Jacksonville State University M.S. Educational Leadership
- Lincoln Memorial University Ed. S. Education Leadership
I have taught Physical Education for 20 years at Woodland Middle School. While teaching here, I have coached track & field, soccer, football and wrestling. I presently coach football. The head wrestling coach here at Woodland Middle (Derek Shedd) is one of my former wrestlers. He holds the record for most wins in a season with 72 wins and zero losses. I became a teacher due to the influence of my high school wrestling coach, Mr. Patrick McCance. He was very influential in my life. I became a teacher because I wanted to do for other kids the same thing that Coach McCance did for me.
I have been married to Caty Allen for ten years. We have a four year old daughter, Ella Cates. My wife is a kindergarten teacher at Euharlee Elementary School. We met at Career Day at Euharlee Elementary in 2003. I was there telling kids what it was like to be a teacher and recruiting for my wrestling team.
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my wife and daughter, doing DIY projects, and welding.