A 1969 graduate of Salem High School in Ohio, George was a three-year starter and team captain in basketball at the College of William and Mary, where he earned degrees in history and education administration. After coaching at W&M for four years he returned to Salem in 1981. Since then he has taught history and government classes, coached varsity basketball (boys and girls), conducted camps and clinics in Russia and Mongolia (with Athletes in Action), Costa Rica, England, Turkey, and across the U.S. In 2016 George retired from Salem High School. He continues to teach an adult Sunday School class at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and advises the local FCA huddle. His friendship with Kara Bright began in 1984 when the two were introduced to one another by a mutual friend, former Auburn University basketball coach, Sonny Smith. George remains single.