Brent attended Southport Elementary, Middle, and High School. While attending SHS, he was involved in numerous clubs, sports, and activities. He participated in cross country, basketball, and baseball. He helped create the Food Fight Music Festival with the Key Club at SHS which was a student-run benefit concert that occurred annually for nearly a decade. Brent also served as the president of the student Booster Club his senior year.
After graduating from Indiana University in 2005, Brent returned to teach at Southport High School. He began his teaching career in the English department and remains there today. He was an assistant coach on the baseball staff for 13 years until the birth of his daughter in 2018. Brent also completed his master’s degree in education at Indiana Wesleyan in 2012. Brent served as SHSAA vice president under the previous two presidents, Jay Danner and Rich Elkins and was voted in as SHSAA president in 2020. He currently resides on the south side with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Callan.