Pierce was born and raised in Lake Forest Park, Washington. He attended Shorecrest High School where he played baseball and football. He then attended University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. Pierce was a team captain and elected to the All Pac 10 team his junior season. After his junior year, he was drafted in the 36th round by the Toronto Blue Jays as a catcher. He played for 6 years with the Blue Jays. After concluding his professional career, Pierce has shifted his focus to teaching his valuable skills and experiences to youths around the Seattle area.