Tim Shelley was born in Rockville Centre, NY, and raised in Massapequa, NY. Tim graduated from Massapequa High School, Villanova University (B.A. in Political Science), and St. John's School of Law (J.D.).
While a student at Villanova, Tim contributed to the school newspaper, The Villanovan, writing articles covering the football, baseball, and tennis teams.
Tim grew up a sports fanatic, playing primarily in baseball and basketball leagues, in addition to a junior golf tour. Tim played on his junior high school baseball team, and was a five-year starter on the high school golf team, serving as captain during his senior year. Tim currently plays in tennis and beach volleyball leagues, and follows all sports, focusing mostly on tennis, golf, the NFL, and college basketball.