Originally from Nashville, Harold grew up in Radcliff, KY and is one of the survivors of our nation's deadliest drinking and driving-related crash - the Carrolton Bus Crash in Carrolton KY - that killed 27 people on May 14, 1988. Harold was just 14 years old when the crash occurred.
Harold graduated from North Hardin High School in Radcliff in 1992, where he was All-State in soccer and track. He was recruited to play soccer at the University of Louisville and played for one year before transferring to the University of Kentucky. It was there that Harold earned a full athletic scholarship (1994-1996) playing wide receiver for the Kentucky Wildcats. During his time at Kentucky, Harold earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Currently, Harold is a licensed Physician Assistant in Kentucky.
As a result of both Harold's personal and athletic success, he has earned several national awards in college sports such as the Arete Award for Courage in Sports (broadcast nationally on ESPN and presented to him by Ahmad Rashad and Evander Holyfield), the Gene Autrey Award for Courage in Sports, and the Johnny Unitas Courage Award in Sports. Harold was selected to run in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Olympics and has also been featured on television shows such as The Montel Williams Show, Sally Jesse Raphael, ESPN Sportscenter, CBS This Morning, and featured prominently in publications like People Magazine and Sports Illustrated. Harold is also the subject of an upcoming feature film in pre-production outlining his life.