Coach Benne grew up in Bartlesville Ok. He graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1988 and later earned his B.A. in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is currently certified to teach all areas of social studies, 6th grade through 12th as well as Drivers Ed. Coach Benne is currently in his 20th year as a teacher and 12th here at Dewey Middle School. Prior to Dewey, he taught in Tulsa and Nowata, teaching geography, history, and drivers ed at the high school level. Coach Benne has coached several sports including baseball, golf, soccer, and football. He is currently serving as assistant high school football and head boys and girls golf. Coach Benne has been married for 20 years to the former Mallory Hazelrigg and has one lovely daughter named Regan, who is currently a freshmen at Dewey High School. In his spare time, Coach Benne enjoys hunting, fishing, and random day trips with his family.