After having a lovely childhood in Florida, Kevin Verpaele graduated from High School in 1999 with a diploma and a baby. His girlfriend gave birth to their daughter just after graduation. After that, he attended college at the University of South Florida on a football scholarship. This scholarship allowed him to not have to be burdened by a huge student loan. In his second year of college, he married his High School sweetheart, and mother of his daughter Kaley, Kathleen Rao. They all lived together off campus and while Kevin Verpaele was at the University, Kathleen was attending nursing school at the same University.