September 19, 2008
Jon was born in Kalamazoo Michigan in 1981. He grew up in a modest family, with not a lot of money, and really not a huge passion for sports. Growing up, though, his father persisted that he and his brother join sports as an extra activity. So it was little league baseball, pee-wee football, and youth soccer. After he graduated from high school in 1999, he joined the Marine Corps and left for bootcamp of that same year to start his 5 year enlistment. He has served two tours overseas, including a trip to Afghanistan, and was honorably discharged in November of 2004. He now resides with wife and 2 children in upstate New York, working as an Avionics Technician on military helicopters, and going to school full time to become a football coach.