From Rookie to the Big Leagues
I was a rookie at Weatherford High School until they traded me to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1976. I played there until 1979 where I had a great career earning a K-12 degree in Physical Education and a secondary degree in English. I started working in the big leagues and on my master's degree in 1984 and finished a Master's in Elementary Education degree in 1987 from SWOSU. While in the big leagues, I moonlighted for a couple of years at Cordell Public Schools from 1985-1987 until they traded me to Fort Cobb Public Schools from 1987-1989. I then became a free agent, and Don Scales, owner of the Clinton Reds, called me up and offered me a job to play for his team.