Began play in Firestone Park L.L. in 1956, then with Ellet L.L., Colt & Pony Leagues as outstanding pitcher/shortstop. At Ellet High was All-City in baseball as well as basketball and as a senior joined Erhart Kramers AA team where he became an All-Star shortstop. Continued All-Star performance with Tramonte Black Labels (1966 Frank Garcia Award) and in 1967 led Labels in hitting, homeruns, and RBI as they won city and state titles. Went to Florida State on Hoop Scholarship, but also became starting shortstop for three years after which he played in Tigers organization for five years. Became Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director at Tallahassee High in 1980 where his teams have posted a 200-44 record and captured five District and two State titles.