Graduated from the University of Evansville and obtained his Masters degree from Indiana University.
He retired from the Salem Community Schools after serving in the system for 35 years. While there he was head varsity football and golf coach but also helped coach basketball, track, and softball. He still teaches snow skiing at Paoli Peaks – and has been do that for 43 years.
He directed American Scholarship bass tournaments in 12 states for 15 years. He served as state director in multiple states and was a national Director.
He founded and was a director of Hoosier Open Tournaments for 13 years. He also originated the Hoosier Open Senior’s circuit. He sold the tournament trails in 2009 because he wanted to do more of what he really loved – bass fishing.
He has been a member of the Jefferson County Bass Masters and the Indiana Bass Federation for 40 years.
He has been a Zone Director on the state IBF board for almost 20 years – representing Zone 4 and serving the state.
He has fished with the IBF since 1983.
He has won 7 Invitational Trail tournaments. Qualified for 15 Trail Classics and won the Trail Classic in 2008.