-Played at East High School in Knoxvile. Was all metro Knoxville as a catcher in 1966. Signed a baseball scholarship with Austin Peay State University and was a four year starter at catcher. Was 2nd team All O.V.V in 1969.
- Head coach at Karns High School baseball coach for 17 seasons with a record of 267 wins, won 3 district championships and finished 2nd in the district eight times. Was named Knoxville Coach of the Year twice (1977,1992). Had 40 players play college ball on a baseball scholarship. In 2003, had the Karns baseball field named after him. All time winnest baseball coach in Karns baseball history.
-In 1994-2014, was the assistant coach at Powell, CAK, Grace and Karns. During that time coached 30 players that played in college. Won 7 district titles and made it to state 3 stratight years at Grace Christian school.
-Coached over all for 36 years and have been involved in baseball in some capacity for 56 years.