Norman attended Cherokee High School in the Marlton section of Evesham Township, New Jersey and was a good student and a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. As a student, he was a member of the National Honor Society and was a National Merit Scholar. In track&field, he was a three-year letterman and an All-South Jersey selection. Norman graduated from Cherokee High School in 1997.
He was a three-year letterwinner at Princeton University. Norman was named first-team All-Ivy League his final three seasons. He started 26 of 29 career games played and is one of only four players to be named All-Ivy League three times. He was also a member of the track and field team, and ranks 5th all-time for the school in the discus with a throw of 175'11"