Coach Claw was a teacher and coach at East Lake from 1987, when it opened, until June of 2015. During that time, he was the defensive coordinator and also the head coach for the girl's softball team. Coach Claw had a special way of building relationships with his students and players. He was feared by some and loved by all. He is currently retired and owns several properties to keep him busy. Coach Claw loves to spend time with his wife Krysta or on his boat or his Harley.