As a Savannah, Tennessee native and graduate of Hardin County High School, a great portion of Chad has often defeated the status-quo life, always setting high expectations and in most cases exceeding them with achievements. Chad’s All-Conference selection in C-USA in college at the University of Memphis gave him the spotlight necessary to become a second-round draft pick by the Oakland Athletics in 1997. After appearing in Major League Baseball for nearly a decade for four different organizations, Chad’s next chapter was about settling down in his roots of Hardin County, spending more time with his wife and children. His latest venture, Elite Sports Academy and Fitness, has enabled Chad to work with the youth in the community to give back through his experiences. Meanwhile, Chad serves the community with the largest indoor fitness facility available in Savannah. Chad’s experience and success with some of the nation’s most brilliant trainers, talented athletes, and time with professional organizations has given Chad the foundation to provide an elite training and fitness facility that is beyond the status quo in a small town like Savannah.