After graduation from Indianola High School, Desman continued his education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis where he was a four year letter winner on the Auggie football team. But it was in track where he made his greatest contribution to Augsburg College athletics. He was a three time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, twice in the 55 Meter High Hurdles and was the 2001 110 Meter High Hurdles champ. Desman currently holds all of Augsburg College’s hurdle records and is part of four relay school record teams. A 2001 graduate of Augsburg College in English with a concentration in writing, Mr. Oakley currently lives in Minneapolis.