Corey was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. His passion for working closely with scholars began in 2001 when he was introduced to coaching football through his father Glendye D. Ruff (deceased) Nothing energized him more than helping develop young scholars in his community. Corey’s crowning moment came when he was hired to become an Academic Advisor for Evanston Township High School. It was a proud moment for him as he was able to service scholars at the very high school which he graduated from. He joins Genesys Works after working as a Team Manager with the NorthSide Achievement Zone. He is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, IL where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. He is currently in graduate school pursuing his Masters of Arts in Strategic Leadership at Bethel University.