Mr. Medina was born in October 1959 in Santa Clara, Cuba. In 1961 his parents immigrated to the U.S. In 1977 he graduated from Miami Southwest Senior High as a distinguished alumnus of the school. Later being inducted into Southwest Athletic Golden Eagle Hall of Fame. Mr. Medina obtained his undergraduate degree with distinction from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981. While at Eastern Mr. Medina was involved in intercollegiate athletics and community outreach programs.