A two-time All League Honorable Mention and two-time All-Metro selection at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. As a senior, Viola went 5-0 on the mound with a 1.52 earned run average, walking just four on the season. Helped Joe Patulny's Marauders to a North Section Championship and San-Joaquin County Runner Up finish as a junior, posting a 6-3 record and 2.50 ERA on the bounding. Also hit .345 with a .540 on-base percentage as a junior, including a .611 average and .708 OBP in league play. High school teammates with Pacific teammates Gabe Araj and Louis Mejia.
Nicholas Kurt Viola… Son of Mike and Pam Viola. Has older brother Vince. Majoring in Sport Science/Sport Management.