Austin played soccer for 12 years, beginning in first grade and concluding after his senior year in high school. He spent his formative years playing recreational soccer in Kentucky and played midfielder on his high school and traveling teams after moving to Indiana in 1987. He has been the asst. coach for his kids’ GYSA recreational soccer teams over the past 5 years, and was also the asst. coach for the NSFC ’07 Boys Black team for the 2016-2017 season. He has lived in Gilbert since 1996, where he currently resides with his wife and two children. As a practicing pharmacist, helping others is part of his core makeup and he is excited to contribute to the development and maturation of the NSFC Arizona players.