Mr. Feren is a 1990 graduate of South Range High School. While in high school, he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. After graduation, he attended Baldwin Wallace College and Youngstown State University earning a degree in Health and Physical Education. He began his teaching and coaching career at Jefferson Area school system. At Jefferson, he was the offensive coordinator for the varsity football team. In 2008, Mr. Feren joined the South Range staff as a teacher and coach. At South Range, he has coached football, basketball and softball. In 2009, he was named head softball coach. In 2015, he became the director of athletics at South Range. Mr. Feren was inducted into the South Range Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 for his football accomplishments. He, and his two daughters, Drew and Jamie, reside in the South Range school district.