Coach Sterling has spent is entire life in and around the game of Baseball. His father, former minor league player for the TN Smokies (affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) provided him with the ability to receive hitting and fielding lessons with Shane Larkin, the brother of Barry Larkin. Eventually enrolling Coach Sterling in Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. A well-known baseball powerhouse in the state of Ohio.
While attending Moeller High School, Coach Sterling met Baseball Coach Mike Cameron who developed over 130 players that went on to play college baseball and 28 signed professional contract, most notably Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin. Because of countless hours in the cage and taking any extra work he could, Coach Sterling credits Coach Cameron as the most influential coach in his development.
Coach Sterling would go on be a 2-year starter on varsity and assist his team to one Greater Miami Conference Championship. Along the way, Coach Sterling was able to spend time with Vince Harrison, former FL Marlins draft pick in '98 and current manager of the Jane County Cougars (Baltimore Orioles affiliate) and Current Philadelphia Phillies 2B Josh Harrison who spent many hours conditioning and endless footwork drills with Coach Sterling ultimately pushing him to continue baseball after High School, which landed him a spot on Miami of Ohio College Baseball Team.
After several injuries and moving to TX, Coach Sterling found his love even more for coaching with being a player coach in the DFW Adult Baseball League. Teaching the game, bonding with the youth and sharing his knowledge passed down to him from all the great players and coaches that helped him along the way.
Coach Sterling now lives in Bedford, TX with his girlfriend Madison and their beautiful baby girl Ivy. He has been coaching with the NTX Kings for the last 4 years.