Cole is a graduate of John Handley High School and a member of the National Honor Society. During his time at Handley he lettered in both soccer (as a goalkeeper) and swimming (backstroke and freestyle). Cole was also a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), where he competed on various public speaking stages on an international level.
Cole is a PADI certified Advanced Open Water Diver and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
In 2015, Cole obtained the rank of Eagle Scout by raising more than $14,000 to build three SHELTER2HOME earthquake and hurricane resistant homes in Haiti for three families displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
Cole is currently studying Business Management at Virginia Tech.