Gore is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in communications. While at UCSB, he worked as a sports writer at the campus newspaper, The Daily Nexus. In addition to the newspaper, Gore was also affiliated with the sports program at the campus radio station, KCSB 91.9 FM. In high school, Gore received a varsity letter in football, and three varsity letters for baseball. After his senior baseball season, he was voted team MVP, first team all-league, second team all-conference, and was also named to the Orange County all-star game. After high school, he played two years of baseball at Saddleback College and was voted the team captain.