Born and raised in Pittsfield, Il….a 1973 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Played basketball, baseball and track in high school. Then on to Hannibal-LaGrange College majoring in physical education. Lettered in basketball and track. Graduated from H-LG in 1975. Then the broadcasting career started in 1976 with play-by play-basketball and on to a thirty-five year broadcasting career.