Cole was a three-time varsity letterman in both football and track at West Salem High School. As a senior, he was a 1st team all-conference wide receiver, totaling 45 receptions and 780 yards. In the classroom, Cole held a 3.68 GPA and was a member of both the Youth in Government program, and the Emergency Medical Responders Club. He was also the Vice President of the National Honor Society. Away from school, Cole enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and hanging out with friends. He plans to study business and play football in college, but is still deciding between Western Oregon University and Colorado State University Pueblo.