Coach Mike has been coaching for over 7 years. Previously, he was the Sr. Assistant Coach for the OLSA Lightning for the past 5 years and before that he was an Assistant Coach at BSA.
Before he started coaching, he was a swimmer for Reavis High School and specialized in breaststroke and freestyle. Coach Mike prides himself on his enthusiasm, knowledge of swimming, and attention to detail. He currently serves in the Illinois Army National Guard and is an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. Coach Mike uses his experience in every practice and meet and continuously expects his swimmers to portray professionalism and discipline at all times while enjoying the sport of swimming and making new friends along the way.
Coach Mike wants to foster a competitive environment where the swimmers can be themselves as well as learn how to handle stress and push themselves to be better every day. Coach Mike is an ASCA Level 2 Certified Coach and has certifications in Safety Training for Swim Coaches, First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Coach Mike is currently the Varsity Boys' Swim Coach and Jr. Varsity Girl's Swim Coach at Oak Forest High School.