Jason Dye was born in Cooperstown, NY, in 1978. His father is a dairy farmer and his mother works at a veterinarian clinic. He played football, basketball, baseball, ran track, and was a drummer in the band before he graduated from New Berlin Central High School in 1996. He attended the University of North Carolina-Asheville where he graduated with a degree in History in 2002. He began his career coaching football, basketball, and softball in northeastern North Carolina, and completed his student teaching at Elizabeth City State University while coaching at Pasquotank County High School. He moved to Arizona to teach Social Studies at Leading Edge Academy-Maricopa in 2012, where he coached flag football and basketball, and was named Network Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2018.