Before Middle Tennessee: Spent two years at Olympic CC in Bremerton, Wash.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Mark Ward at Central Kitsap HS ... Throwing coaches were Bill Braun and Olga Mangles ... Placed 10th in hammer throw at state meet as senior ... Also lettered in football two years and swimming one season.
Personal: John Michael James Lillig ... Son of Michael and Tina Lillig ... Born March 27, 1989.