Junior College (Scottsdale): Attended Scottsdale for two years but played just one season on the baseball team, leaving him with three years of eligibility at the Academy...NJCAA All-Region 1 Div. II first-team selection in 2005...went 10-5 on the hill and was selected to play in the in the ACCAC All Star Game ... coach at Scottdale was Alex Cherney.
High School (Pinnacle): Lettered four years in baseball...academic all-region four times...Class 4A All-Star nominee...nominated one of the "Top Ten 4A Players to Watch" both junior and senior years...nominated as one of the top 50 players in Arizona my Sr. year by School Sports magazine...high school baseball coach was Jay Thomas.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20, the Tough Twent Trolls ... born Nov. 20, 1985 in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... plans to go into pilot training and aspires to be a pilot ... committed to play baseball at Arizona out of high school before transferring to Scottsdale...also recruited by New Nexico, UNLV, Loyola Marymount, San Jose State and BYU ... brother, Brent (18), is also a freshman at the Academy and is also on the baseball team...also has a younger sister Kristina (15)...son of Blake and Pam Whiteman.
Why I came to the Academy: "The most important reason for coming to the academy was to become an officer in the Air Force and serve my country. I was also blessed with the opportunity to come here with my brother and play Div. I baseball with him here. There is no better sense of pride than when I put on my uniform."
My plans for the future: "After graduation day, I hope to attend flight school. If the opportunity arises to play pro ball, I will definitely consider it. I plan to have a very secure future, living close to my family and going into business with my brother."