Skip graduated from Iroquois High School in 1967 earning Ten Varsity Letters, three in football, three in basketball, three in tennis, and one in baseball. Skip was one of the transitional guys, starting high school in Lawrence Park and graduating from Iroquois. This, of course meant he played the final football and basketball games for Lawrence Park, and then the first games at Iroquois. Included were the last District Ten basketball championship for Lawrence Park in 1965 and the first District Ten Championship for Iroquois in 1967. Skip had many highlights in his outstanding athletic career earning all county honors in football, basketball, and baseball. He holds fondly the great District Ten Championship football team of 1966. He quarterbacked this team with an all audible offense system that broke the county scoring record, and averaged more than 40 points per game. He threw 16 touchdown passes that season an Erie County record. Skip received five football awards that season including first team All-County. Attending Ottawa University in Kansas, Skip played four years of collegiate football, winning the conference championship his senior year. Additionally he played two years of collegiate tennis and one season of baseball. After graduation, he started his 30 year teaching and coaching career in Northern Virginia coaching a plethora of student athletes. Skip now resides in east central Florida.