Zak is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and played four years of college baseball, at Jackson Community College and NAIA Davenport University. After graduating with a Bachelors in Business Management, he worked for two years in Minor League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers. Zak also served as the pitching coach at D3 Calvin College in Grand Rapids for the 2013 season, guiding the team to reach the conference tournament championship. He currently resides in Myrtle Beach, SC where he coaches the club baseball team at Coastal Carolina University. Zak has seven years experience coaching travel baseball clubs and currently coaches for the Rawlings Stars Prospect travel organization. He has helped over 50 athletes sign to play in college from the junior college level to Division 1.