Colby attended Northern York County High School where he was a multiple-time Mid Penn All Star in Baseball and Football playing shortstop, pitcher, and quarterback. After graduating from Northern, he continued his academic and baseball career at The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Colby had a very successful career at IUP as a starting pitcher where he was a two-time 1st Team All PSAC and All Region selection. The success at IUP earned him an opportunity to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for Hyannis in 2008. The Cape Cod Baseball League is known as the nation’s premiere collegiate summer league for amateur baseball. Upon graduating from IUP, he pursued a career in Occupational Health and Safety, he currently works as a Safety Director for a construction company in Harrisburg, PA.