Byron is a native of Huntsville and a 1976 graduate of Butler High School. Byron has a B.S. Degree from The University of Tennessee Chattanooga and two M. S. degrees from Alabama A&M, one in Physical Education and one in Administration and Supervision. Byrons sport of fame is inter-scholastic and inter-collegiate wrestling. He was one of the most confident wrestlers ever to take the mat. His knowledge of wrestling strategy and skill of movement was unusual for such a young wrestler. All eyes were on his match at the wrestling tournaments throughout his career. Byrons career at Butler was full of championships and athletic awards. He was a State Wrestling Champion in 1974 and 1976. He was also an All-City Wrestler in 1974 and 1976, and Huntsville City Athlete of the Year in 1976. He was chosen Most Valuable Wrestler at the 1976 State Wrestling Tournament, designating him the best wrestler in the state. Byron continued to win championships and receive awards while attending college at UTC. At UTC, his fame became not only region wide, but nation wide. At Chattanooga, he was selected Team Captain and MVP twice. In 1978-79 he was the Southern Conference Champion and the Conferences Most Valuable Wrestler. In 1980 he was selected as a NCAA Division 1 All American. Byron was elected to the UTC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. Byron was the wrestling coach at Western High in Broward, Florida, Lee High, Guntersville High, and Butler High. He also coached football and track at Stone Middle School. Byron gives the credit for most of his athletic success to his high school coach, Glenn Stowe. He says, Coach Stowe is the man I want to be most like. Byron is currently the Principal at Davis Hills Middle School. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children: Gabrielle and Micah.