Coach Channing Hoyt was born in Davenport, Iowa, moving around a lot while growing up. Hoyt and family moved to Cumming, GA in 2003, where he attended and graduated from South Forsyth High School. While at South, Hoyt was a multi-sport athlete in lacrosse, cross country, swim/dive, and soccer. He received a scholarship to play lacrosse at Reinhardt University and was on the inaugural team for the program. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Sports Administration. Hoyt went on to be a carpenter and started his own LLC; however, he felt led to pursue a coaching career. Prior to joining Pinecrest Academy in 2021, Hoyt coached women's college lacrosse for four years and coached summer lacrosse for a local travel program. Hoyt and wife, April, reside in Cumming, GA.