Played high school at Morristown West and was the starting varsity catcher for 3 seasons.
Went to Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville and attempted to walk-on the baseball team freshman year. Participated in fall baseball activities for the Golden Eagles but decided to focus 100% on engineering background beginning spring of 1996.
Earned engineering degree at Tennessee Tech University.
After college, Joe began coaching and giving private lessons by request for various ages from 7U to 17U.
Met Derek through Mt Juliet Church of Christ. Taught Sunday School to Derek’s children and became aware of the Vols program through Derek’s son Sean.
Approached Derek in 2013 to begin an additional 8U team to the program and have been a part of the Vols family ever since. Continues to assist Mike Eakes with 13U Black and also is the head coach for the 11U Black.
Have been a part of the program for the last 6 years.