Attended Oak Grove High School in Oak Grove, Missouri. Wrestled, participated in track and played football where he was a starter and leader on offense. In 1985, only three years after graduating, his football jersey (No. 35) was retired.
Was recruited to Baker by Coach Charlie Richard. Played all four years as a member of the Wildcat varsity squad. Was selected to the all-conference offensive team as a running back as a sophomore, junior and senior and was the conference’s offensive player of the year in 1984 and 1985. Selected to the first-team all-district team after his junior and senior years. In 1985, after his senior year, was selected an NAIA first-team All-American, an NAIA academic All-American and was Baker’s first Kodak All-American.
Established numerous University records and achieved significant recognition for his outstanding play:
Having the most 100-yard rushing games in a single season at Baker with nine…Having the most 200-yard rushing games in a career at Baker with four…Set the single season rushing record in 1985 with 1,775 yards — averaging 178.8 yards per game…Holds the Baker record for 19 games in which he rushed for 100 or more yards, including 12 straight games in which he gained 100 yards…Had 3 of the top 10 highest yardage games in University history…Carried the ball 522 times during career for a record 3,704 yards and an average of 7.1 yards per carry…Carried the ball 28 times and gained 306 yards against Missouri Valley on October 12, 1985. This established both a school record which still stands and an NAIA record at the time…was named the NAIA national offensive player of the week after that game…In 1985 was named the most valuable player of the Sunflower Bowl after breaking three bowl records for touchdowns, total rushing and total yards…
Has taught biology and physical education and coached on the high school level in Missouri at Jefferson City High School and Eldon for the past 14 years. While at Eldon, he was selected as the school’s district coach of the year in 1993. In 2004 was selected as the teacher of the year at Eldon High School.
Met his wife, the former Suzanne Stafford, fs ’88, in 1984. They have three children, Erin, Hayden, and Reagan