Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Elementary Education Brigham Young University-Idaho Master Degree-Curriculum and Instruction Northwest Nazarene University EdS-Educational Specialist-Educational Administration and Leadership Current Counselor Grad Student
Mr. Black (Coach)
I grew up in a small town 20 miles south of Sacramento, Galt, CA. After serving a 2 year church mission in Baltimore, Maryland, I came to Idaho in 1999 to attend school/play football at Rick's College, now BYU-Idaho. I loved it here so much, that after graduating I decided Idaho was home! Officially I have been an Idahoian longer then Californian.
I have a passion for teaching, Physical Education, Health, and most of all my students. Students are the best part of my job and why I became a teacher.
I strive to be a good example to my students by working towards living a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle, I love to help and encourage others to do the same. I am currently working on earning a Masters Degree in Counseling and eventually will work part-time as a counselor.
My daily goal is to get students moving and help them to develop a love for physical activities that will last for the rest of their lives.
I love spending quality time with my family and friends, eating yummy food, going to the movies, hiking, kyaking, swimming, working in my yard, lifting weights, a reading a book, and of course playing with my kids.
Fitness is a huge passion of mine! I have worked as a personal trainer, a professional fitness athlete for Axis Labs and I worked on various projects with Bodybuilding.com. My claim to fame, ;-) I appeared on their TV commercial during the Rose Bowl. I have also competed as a classic physique athlete.
Last but not least, the most important thing to me, my family! They are my pride and joy.
My wife's name is Carley, she is working towards her nursing degree. We have four sons and one daughter. Kael, Jett, Jake, Jaxyn, and Kameron. We also have two Old English Bulldogs, Charlie, and Piper.