Peter Huss was born on Nov. 15, 1945, in Linz, Austria. He immigrated with his mother to the United States in 1960. He attended Junction City High School in Kansas. He attended Kansas State University where he played football and soccer.
He was one of the first collegiate soccer-style kickers. It was there that he met, fell in love with, and married Karen Charbonneau. The couple moved to Colorado in 1971. They built their family home in Brighton, where they raised their seven children.