I have attended Oklahoma University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Midwestern State University. I received my bachelors degree in Mathematics Education and Physical Education from SWOSU and a Masters Degree from MWSU in Exercise Physiology. My thesis was "Determining Ventilatory Thresholds using Quadratic Regression Analysis". The thesis was published in the National Strength and Conditioning Association 'Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research' and the American College of Sports Medicine's journal,'Medicine & Science Sports & Exercise'. My thesis also took 3rd place in the state of Texas ACSM Masters Thesis competition. I was also chosen to present my thesis at the National Exercise Physiology Convention in Indianapolis. I began my career in Altus, Oklahoma where I taught Algebra 2 and coached soccer and cross-country. My cross-country team won a state championship in 1989 and runner-up in 1990. I moved to Wichita Falls where I taught Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus for 23 years. My greatest accomplishments came from my 2 sons who became outstanding tennis players in Altus. My oldest, Shane, was a 2 time runner-up state champion at #1 singles and went on to play for Cowley County in Kansas where he was undefeated in conference play, regional champion and ranked 25 in the country in JUCO. My youngest son, Lee, was a 2 time state champion at #1 singles in Oklahoma, an All American at Oklahoma Christian University and a Big 12 doubles champion at Oklahoma University. Lee is head tennis coach at Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls. My equally significant accomplishment was the acquisition of my wife Debbie. I way over married! She has 3 children Hillary, Anthony and Justin who I consider my own. Between all these I am blessed to have 7 glorious grandchildren Tristan, Emma, Xander, Easton, Austin, Landree and Lilyanna. This is my 34th year as and educator. I feel there is not a job in the world as important as a teacher and I have been blessed with thousands of students who have affected my life and I can only hope I have had a positive impact on theirs.