Austin Slough was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated in 2019 from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. While at Christopher Newport, Austin was a four-year student athlete on the baseball team, and a member of two NCAA tournament teams and Conference championship team. He served as a captain on the pitching staff for the 2019 season, which resulted in a Capital Athletic Conference championship for the program. Austin comes to the CSL excited to further his education while gaining practical experience working in the athletic communications office.