Professor Long started wrestling in the 4th grade and continued through high school. In 2000, he started training in BJJ with Luis Togno. He has coached middle school and high school wrestling since 2003. Long enjoys family time, chess, eating and grappling. He received his black belt in BJJ in 2020 from Paulo "Mushu" Elsimaani under Checkmat. He enjoys coaching and passing knowledge to the next generation to see where it goes from there.