Austin was born and raised in Winder, Georgia where he still lives today. While he did not begin his cheerleading career until the age of 15 he has been involved with athletics since the age of 5. He graduated from and began his cheerleading career at Winder Barrow High School. While cheering at Winder, his team placed top six in the state three years in a row, including a 2nd place finish in 2010 and being named the 2011 GHSA Coed State Cheerleading Champion. By the end of his high school career Austin was a two-time high school All-American and the recipient of the Jerri Kay Hulsey Honorary Scholarship. Austin began his cheerleading career at ProCheer in 2010. While cheering at ProCheer he made three consecutive appearances at The Cheerleading World Championships, placing third in 2011. In 2012 Austin received the 2012 ProCheer Tiger Scholarship Award.
Austin went on the cheer at the collegiate level for Columbus State University for two years. He also has experience working for UCA Staff. Austin has been coaching at ProCheer since 2014, working with all levels of tumbling and stunting skills.