Born and raised in Vincennes, Ind., Koch received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1998. He went on to receive his masters in athletic administration from Auburn University in 2000, where he was responsible for the Auburn baseball team.
After graduation from Auburn, Koch served as the head athletic trainer for the Samford University men's basketball team. After a year with the Bulldogs, he came to UAB as the assistant football athletic trainer. Koch worked for three seasons with both UAB football and men's basketball. In 2003, he relinquished his football duties to concentrate his talents solely on men's basketball.
Koch is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the SouthEast Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association (ALATA).
PERSONAL: He is married to the former Shawna Campbell, and the couple resides in Good Hope, Ala., with their daughter Campbell Brylee and their yellow lab, Dudley.