After graduating from Bangor High School, Llerena attended Olivet College where he ran track and cross country for four years. He was voted team captain for cross country his junior and senior year. Llerena graduated from Olivet College in 2011 and earned a Bachelors Degree in Sports and Fitness Management. He currently works at Jackson Preparatory and Early College as the Athletic Director, Dean of Students and Head Boys Cross Country Coach.
Coach Llerena thoughts as the head coach. "I plan to create a family atmosphere here at Jackson College where athletes can come from all over the country and feel like they are home. We will be working hard everyday, and will compete at our full potential. Go Jets."