J.R. is a sixth year assistant coach for Lake Land College. He is a graduate of Scecina High School in Indianapolis IN. While at the University of Southern Indiana in 2003-04 he participated in Track and Field. J.R. graduated from Lake Land College in 2007 and is currently pursuing a degree in Sports Management at Eastern Illinois University. J.R. is married to Beki Hodges and has a daughter Malia 8, sons Tyler 6, and Levi 2.