• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University

    Master of Arts in Sports Administration from Western Michigan University

  • I was born and raised a half hour east of Columbus, Ohio.  I'll always be an Ohio State Buckeye fan for life.  I went to Western Michigan University on a basketball scholarship and had five amazing years.  Met my wife Susan Toothman (Behnke) at Western where she played volleyball for the Broncos.  We have been married since 2005 and have a 12 year old son named Alex who is in the 6th grade here at Lakeshore.  I coached Varsity Basketball at Lakeshore for four years and now coach Middle School Basketball.  I love to fish with my son and father-in-law all summer and I enjoy reading in my spare time. One of my favorite quotes that I use in the classroom and when I coach is “Adversity Shows Character.”