Updated October 2, 2009
Pre-SIU / University of Illinois at Springfield
Named American Midwest Conference Newcomer of the Year and earned first team all-conference honors
Pre-SIU / Illinois Central College
Participated in the Division II JUCO National Championship his freshman year...First team all-conference as a sophomore
High School / Jacksonville
Sectional qualifier his first two years...Placed second at regionals and earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and a senior...Placed first in the Tri-State Junior Tour with four victories...Was named team MVP and Jacksoville City Champion
An aviation management major...Has one brother and one sister...Son of Greg and Caron Yates...Born Jan. 15, 1988 in Memphis, Tenn.