While studying Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Sass ran for the varsity Cross-Country team as well as the Ottawa Lions Track Club. During this time he also developed running programs for varsity athletes, and other competitive runners. Sass moved to Montreal in 2007 to pursue graduate studies at McGill in Neuroscience. He has over 15 years of coaching experience in a number of sports at varying levels. Presently, he teaches Physical Education at John Abbott where he strongly promotes healthy living and active lifestyles.