As a native of Greenville, SC, John is working toward his second masters in Public Affairs. He is also serving as a graduate assistant in the Public Affairs Department. His first degree, Criminology, came from Morehead State University. At Morehead State University, John served as the assistant Cross-Country and Track coach for two years. The teams had numerous All-OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) runners on both the men's and women's side. His best team finish on the men's side was runners up and third place for the women.
John ran cross-country at Coker College, Hartsville, SC, where he was academic all conference. Currently, John has completed six marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He has also completed in over fifty triathlons ranging from sprints to half Ironmans. In the sport of triathlon, John has qualified for age-group and collegiate nationals every year since 2005.
He is entering his first season with the Cross-Country team at Western. His primary focus will be working with the distance men and women for Cross-Country, Track and Field.