He was a 3 sport athlete at Connetquot H.S. in the late 1980s, playing football, baseball & basketball. He received a full scholarship to St. John’s University for baseball, where he played third base. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1991, and then went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is currently the Principal at Mount Sinai H.S., where he started in 2000.