Zachary VanWassenhove is from Kewanee, Illinois. He attended Wethersfield High School, where he played four years of varsity baseball. He graduated from Wethersfield in 2013. He played a year of baseball at both Black Hawk and Carl Sandburg and graduated from Carl Sandburg with an Associate's degree in Biology. VanWassenhove finished his college career at Monmouth College where he played baseball for two years and received a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.