A Cuyahoga Falls youth league product. Outstanding second baseman and hitter, he went on to be a four-year letter winner at Hoban H.S. Named to the ABJ H.S. All-Star Team in 1996-97. Played on Kent State MAC championship teams in 2000 -01-03. Earned Second Team All-MAC honors in 2001. Named KSU Co-captain in 2002 and won the ’02 Thurman Munson Award for Highest Batting Average (.372). Went on to play six seasons professionally in Italy and currently plays in the NEO Roy Hobbs Senior Baseball League.