Trent James Cole, Jr. is the son of Trent Cole, Sr., a minister, and Angela Wilson. He is one of six children, enjoying brothers David Lee and Travis, as well as sisters Brittany, Erin and Ariel. His stepfather, David Lee Wilson, Sr., is a government housing supervisor. Trent has enjoyed the state of Ohio as his home since October 5, 1982. He enjoyed an active childhood, and developed a deep passion for the outdoors, especially hunting, since he was in 4th grade. Hunting, while having become less popular over years, has only become more popular to Trent. It is something that remains an important part of his life.
“I know that some people look down on hunters and think that it’s a barbaric hobby, but I pride myself on doing everything within the proper rules and regulations…”
And perhaps its that training and discipline at an early age that propelled Trent into sports. While lettering in track, baseball, and basketball, Trent found himself the star on the high school football stage. As a senior of Xenia (Ohio) High School, he rushed for 1,241 yards and 10 touchdowns, while stymieing opposing offenses with his 121 tackles and 8 sacks. His performance was good enough to earn him league and area defensive player of the year, as well as all state honors.