Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, December 2012 Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, December 2002 BLS Instructor Certification, Searcy Medical Solution, American Heart Association, May 2014
I graduated from Warsaw High School, located in West Central Illinois in 1997. I then attended Western Illinois University, where I had the opportunity to play Division I basketball. I was a four year letter winner and that opportunity gave me many incredible experiences and memories. I earned my bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Western in 2002. Once my playing career ended, I accepted a basketball coaching position at Elmhurst College. After a short stint at Elmhurst, I went back to school and earned a masters degree from Northern Illinois University and became teacher certified in Physical Education and Driver Education. I began my career as a Physical Education teacher and coach at Tinley Park High School. My next move brought me to Leyden and I have been teaching and coaching here since 2006. I have been fortunate to be a traveling teacher every year I have been in the district. This has given me an appreciation and understanding of each campus, and afforded me the opportunity to meet many outstanding people. As a Physical Education teacher at Leyden I have taught a variety of classes including Jr/Sr Individual Sports, Jr/Sr Team Sports, Wellness and Safety, Drivers Education, and Fresh/Soph Boys PE. In addition to my teaching duties I am an Access Advisor for Freshmen, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach, the L Club Sponsor, and serve on the school Citizenship Team. I am happy to be a part of the Leyden Family.
I am married to my lovely wife Jennifer and I have two wonderful, energetic sons. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, running distance races, playing and watching sports, traveling, and trying new foods as I consider myself a foodie.
To access the Leyden Boys Basketball webpage, please click the link: BOYS BASKETBALL