Josh was born in Elgin, IL and to hear his parents tell it, began playing baseball about the time he learned to walk. Playing travel ball throughout his youth, Josh went on to be a two time unanimous All-Fox Valley Conference and All-Area first team selection at Crystal Lake South High School. Receiving a scholarship to play baseball at McHenry County College, Josh earned first team NJCAA All-Region IV and All-Skyway Conference honors as the starting catcher in both his freshman and sophomore years.
Following his freshman year, he was selected to be the starting catcher for team USA as a part of the International Athletic Foundation (IAF) 1993 Olympic Week Baseball Tournament in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. Josh helped lead team USA to a bronze medal victory against national championship teams from Guatemala, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Argentina.
After his sophomore year Josh was scouted by and awarded a full scholarship to NCAA Division-I North-eastern Illinois University. After sustaining an injury, Josh returned to MCC as an associate coach where he worked primarily with infielders, catchers, and hitters and has been coaching and instructing players ever since. He currently resides in Spotsylvania County where he has been coaching youth baseball for the past 10 years.