Coach Mike started his
career in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, as the Head
Coach of the Lakeland Hills YMCA. In 1995, the Men’s
team finished 2nd at YMCA Nationals. Coach Mike is an
American Swim Coaches Association Level 5 Coach, having coached for
35 years producing New Jeresy High School Champions, CIF
Champions, CIF record holders, Southern California Swimming Record
holders, Junuior Olympic Champions, numerous National Top 16
rankings, Junior National finalists, Y-National champions and Sr.
As the Assistant National Team coach at the Industry Hills Aquatics Club, Coach Mike had an opportunity to work with Olympic Trial Finalists, Senior National Finalists, USA National Junior Team members, as well as, Junior National Champions. Prior to coaching at Trident, he spent 3 successful years as the Age Group Select Coach at Brea Aquatics. While there he developed swimmers who set 3 Southern California Records, achieved numerous National Age Group Rankings, won numerous Junior Olympic titles and established over 50 new team records. October of 1999 was spent in Bahrain as part of the FINA/IOC Olympic Solidarity Program to conduct clinics for coaches and swimmers. Several trips were spent at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as part of the National Select Camp Staff. He has conducted ASCA Level 1 and Level 2 courses at the ASCA World Clinics and has also conducted swimming clinics in the Philippines.
Two years were also spent as volunteer assistant under Rob Orr at Princeton University. Coach Mike earned a BA in Biology from the University of Rhode Island and his Masters degree in Kinesiology from Long Beach State. Currently teaching high school biology in the Rowland Unified School District. Coach Mike is also the Head Coach for both the Rowland Girls Water polo and Swim Teams. At Rowland his Teams have won 3 CIF Championships in swimming. For his efforts in education he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship studying in both Mexico and Canada in the summer of 2004.