Coach Shelnutt is a lifelong resident of Walton County. After graduating from Loganville High school in 1987, Todd went on to play football at the University of West Georgia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Georgia and a Master's degree in Sports Management; Sports Administration from Liberty University. Todd joined GWA in 1994 as an assistant football coach. In 1997, he became the assistant baseball coach. Then, in 2000, he took over the baseball program as the Varsity baseball head coach.