Mr. Cheatham graduated from West Lauderdale High school in 2010 where he was a part of their football, baseball, and powerlifting teams. He then attended Mississippi State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Education with endorsements to teach General Science, Biology, Health, and PE. While he was there, he had the opportunity to work with the football team and be involved with their successful program from 2010-2014. He has been teaching and coaching since January 2015.
Mr. Cheatham and his family attend Pinelake Church. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Scottie. Coaching is one of his passions and he enjoys seeing athletes succeed in the classroom and in their sports.