Mr. Livesay was raised in Hancock County where he attended elementary and high school. He later attended East Tennessee State University. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics. In 2002 he received his Master's degree from ETSU in teaching. He did his student teaching at University High in Johnson City, and then spent the next eighteen years teaching at Hancock County High School. He came to Morristown East in 2000 where he has taught various mathematics courses and physics.
Mr. Livesay is knowledgable in athletics as he has been the head baseball coach at Hancock Co. (1982-88) as well as head girls' basketball coach (1983-99). Mr. Livesay was also head girls' basketball coach at Morristown East (2002-2009) and an assistant softball coach (2002-2009).