Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Coach Jernigan graduated from Cass High School in 1997. He has been married to Melissa Jernigan for over 17 years and has two boys Eli (15) and Asher (13). Coach Jernigan currently serves as an assistant coach and team Chaplin.
He is a licensed minister through the Foursquare Church as a Missional Community Pastor and is currently finishing his degree in Ministry and Leadership at Life Pacific College. Coach Jernigan works at TNT Fireworks as the Northwest Georgia Area Manager and continues to develop mentorship to student athletes at Woodland High School.