Cole was born and raised in Mebane, North Carolina. He played soccer and football in high school, and he continued his soccer career at Hampden-Sydney College. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology and was also a member of several leadership organizations. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in May 2020. 
After college, Cole received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2023. During his time in graduate school, Cole coached soccer part time for NCFC and now for Carolina Velocity FC. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, snowboarding, binging TV series, and spending time with his wife.