B.S., Methodist University
A former Methodist track and field standout, he joined the track & field coaching staff in the 2011-12 season as a volunteer assistant. Petty competed with the Monarchs from 2005-09 earning six Mason Dixon Conference Championships during his tenure.
Petty qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009 and finished as a five-time All-American. He placed in the top eight twice in the 55 meters indoor and twice in the 100 meters outdoor while adding All-American honors in the 4×100 meter relay as well. He currently holds school records in the 55 meters (6.34) and 60 meters (6.80) and was a part of the school record relay teams in the 4×100 and 4×200. His school record time in the 60 meters also ranks 10th in Division III history all-time.
Since wrapping up his career at Methodist, Petty has continued to compete in track and field meets in recent years. He qualified for the 2012 USA Indoor Championships and advanced to the semifinals of the 60 meters with a 6.73 seconds preliminary time. Petty currently boasts personal bests of 6.21 in the 55 and 6.73 in the 60 along with a 10.33 in the 100 meters.