Coach Bautista is a graduate of Santa Fe High School in New Mexico, and was a state champion while in high school.
He wrestled at the University of Minnesota and was a 2000/2004 Olympic hopeful. He has won the Greco Roman All-American title a number of times. Bautista is the 2015 Greco Roman Veterans National Champion and World Team Qualifier
Coach Bautista is the former head coach at the Woodlands High School, Colleyville Heritage High School. He has also served as the Director of Texas/USA Wrestling.