Lavar is a Syracuse, NY native where he fell in love with the sport of football at a young age. He developed his skills early on by watching his idols Jerry Rice and Randy Moss and imitating everything they did on the field. He was a four year letterman and 3 year starter at Syracuse University where he ultimately received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He has coached high school football and focused his personal time developing young student-athletes to become better players and better young men. He has combined his passion of coaching with his education in working with students to establish a platform that supports the on-field instruction and psycho-social developmental support students and families need off the field.