Sha-Keith grew up in Jamaica, Queens and attended Saint Clement Pope Grammar School before enrolling at McClancy. At McClancy, Sha-Keith emerged as one of the finest athletes in the nation. He began his record-breaking ways during his first season, Freshman Cross-Country. Sha-Keith set the school record over a 1.2 mile course, finishing the race in eight minutes and twenty-eight seconds. Later in his freshman year, Sha-Keith was the varsity Brooklyn-Queens Champion in the 400 meters.
In 1992 and 1993, Sha-Keith had the fastest time in the nation over 600 meters. Sha-Keith still holds the school records for the 500 meters, 600 meters, the sprint medley, and the 1600 meters relay. By the end of his high school career in 1995, Sha-Keith was a Brooklyn-Queens Champion in the 600 meters run, and a four time varsity individual City Champion including winning the outdoor City Championship over 800 meters three consecutive years, 1993, 1994, and 1995.
Sha-Keith was also a key member of the McClancy track teams that won five separate Brooklyn-Queens titles and three varsity City Championships under Hall of Fame coach, Jim Carey.
Sha-Keith earned a full athletic scholarship to Manhattan College. While at the Bronx school, Sha-Keith along with Joe Sciuto, led the Jaspers to six M.A.A.C. Conference team titles and one M.E.T.S. Conference team title.
Presently, Sha-Keith works at the New York Stock Exchange as a Server Engineer