Director of Athletics at Tampa Preparatory School
Trainer - Tampa Bay
Mike has been involved in athletics his whole life. Growing up in Florida he had the opportunity to play a plethora of sports as a young person. Mike began his coaching career in 1992. He has coached in the Middle School, High School, Club and College ranks throughout his time on the sideline. He currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Tampa Preparatory School. He has served in that position with the Terrapins since 2010.
Prior to being named the Director of Athletics at Tampa Preparatory School, Mike spent seven years (2004-10) as the school's head volleyball coach and as Assistant Director of Athletics. In his tenure as the volleyball coach, Mike led the Terrapins to the FHSAA Final Four four times, including leading the school to the 2004 Florida State High School Championship and a 2009 State Runner-up finish. In addition having his success on the court at Tampa Prep, his Terrapin teams also won an AVCA Team Academic Award each season.
He graduated from Florida Southern College with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2001, his Masters of Education in 2008 and his Doctor of Education in 2017. His doctoral research was a quantitative study that examined the degree to which participating in Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Workshops affected secondary school athletes’ level of moral knowing.
Mike has also earned his Certified Athletic Administrator accreditation from the NIAAA.