Coach Mentor grew up in Kansas City, MO and lettered in football, basketball, and track at Paseo High School. He has over 25 years experience in youth sports in the United States, Korea, and the Middle East. While serving in the U.S. Army, Coach Mentor spent 23 years promoting health and sports as a Master Fitness Trainer. He also played and coached basketball on the Military Circuit, winning numerous championships at the unit and installation levels.