Alma Mater(s):
Kansas Wesleyan University
Mount Miguel High School

Years at Salina Central:
Coach Ballenger was born and raised in San Diego, California where he graduated from Mount Miguel High School. While at Mount Miguel, he excelled at both football and basketball. From there Ballenger decided to go and play wide receiver for Southwestern Junior College in Chula Vista, California where he was ranked as one of the top receivers in the state. After Southwestern, he went to Kansas Wesleyan to finish out his football career where he received his degree in Secondary Education.

Ballenger enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny (since 2011) and his daughter Alycianna (born in 2013), teaching math, and coaching. Ballenger has been a coach for Salina Central since 2008.