Austin received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Fitness Development from SUNY Cortland in 2017 and obtained an Associate's Degree in Physical Education & Exercise Science from Onondaga Community College. He played two years of college baseball as a pitcher for Onondaga Community College. During his time at Oriskany High School, Austin was a three-sport athlete playing baseball, basketball, and football. In 2012, Austin was recognized as the All-Mohawk Valley Baseball Player of the Year.
Austin earned his certification as a Vertimax Instructor in 2018 and has been a trainer at Accelerate Sports since the winter of 2017.