A 2012 graduate of The Citadel with a BA in Political Science – National Defense Policy as well as a Juris Doctor in 2016 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Austin has been with Hood Construction for over 18 years and now works with the team as a Project Manager. Having grown up in the commercial construction industry working with his father, Austin has a diverse project background with a wide variety of facilities. Most recently, he has worked on projects in the utility/electric, healthcare, and K-12 sectors. These range from complex renovations to multi-story new construction projects.
Outside of work, Austin coaches the Hammond School Wrestling Team, serves on the National Prep Wrestling Board, NWCA Wrestlers in Business SC Board, and Chairs the SCISA Wrestling Coaches Association. In 2022 Austin was named a Distinguished Young Alumni by Hammond School. Austin and his wife Nicki are active members of Shandon Baptist Church with their two children.