Alex was a 2007 Graduate of Corning East High School and 2012 Graduate of Alfred University. He was a 3-year member of the Corning East varsity football team. He was a key member of the 2006 Trojans State Championship football team as a fullback and linebacker. Alex gained 537 yards as fullback averaging over 5 yds. per carry and 4 TDs. He was named to All-Twin Tiers, All-Leader and All-Section IV teams as a junior. Alex was named to NYS Second-Team as a linebacker in 2006 .The Trojans only lost 3 games during his high school career. Alex was awarded Sportsmanship Award at 2006 NYS Title game and he currently serves as parks and recreation director for City of Corning.