Kent attended both Corinth and Alcorn Central but graduated from Horn Lake High School in 1981. He graduated from Freed Hardeman University in 1986 with a double major in both communications and youth ministry. Kent began his professional writing career at the Daily Corinthian in 1982 and has been writing here off and on since. He spent 22 years in radio, the last 11 years of that time in Tupelo with Sunny 93 and Miss 98. While in Tupelo he worked part time at the Daily Journal for 10 years covering local high school and college sports. Kent became the sports editor for the Daily Corinthian in August 2016. He is single with two grown children, Amelia 26 and Seth 21. In his spare time he enjoys golf, billiards and spending time with his family.