A 1981 graduate of Lake Lehman High School, Rocky excelled in wrestling throughout his senior high school and college career.
He was a Senior High District Champ. He went on in high school achieving a District Championship and Northeastern Regional Championship. He was state champ in 1981.
At Bloomsburg University he was a three time All-American, Division I three time PSAC State Champ and three time EMC Champion wrestling at 125lbs. He also achieved numerous AAU Titles.
He currently is Head Wrestling Coach at Lock Haven University where they are ranked consistently with the Top 25 Division I NCAA. He coached an Olympic medalist, Pat McMann.
Rocky resides with his wife Virginia in Lock Haven. They have four children: Josh, Rachael, Rebecca and Hannah.