Mike was born and raised in Lakewood, CO. He was a three-sport athlete at Alameda High School, played baseball and basketball at Lamar Junior College, and finished his baseball career at Regis University.
Mike started his coaching career while in college at Lakewood High School and after his playing career, joined the staff at Regis University as the pitching coach. After some time away to start a family, he returned to coaching his young son through rec and competitive baseball, which blossomed into becoming an assistant coach at Silver Creek High School. After 9 years at Silver Creek High School, he joined the coaching staff at Niwot High School where he remained for 4 years.
Mike has provided private lessons off and on since college and opened Extra Innings Longmont in 2009. After 15 plus years of business ownership, Mike left the business world and followed his passion to become a full-time private baseball instructor. This past season, Mike joined the Erie High School staff to help lead them to a top 6 finish in state. Mike has been married for 28 years and is a father of four.