Mike has been involved with the sport of volleyball his entire adult life. He started playing just out of high school while attending Willmar AVTI seeking a degree in Construction Building and Drafting. He played USVBA until he started coaching in the school program and ran the JO program for 5 years in Norwood MN, before moving to coach at Eden Prairie as Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant for 5 years. He helped them reach the State finals the last two years with a first and a second place finish. He created and manages the Volleyball Elite Skills Training website where he conducts group and team camps and individual lessons since 2007. He has also been coaching at the elite clubs for the last 8 years. When at M1 Volleyball he was the 15-1s head coach, the 13-Navy head coach and the 15's Age Group Director. Mike is now the Head Volleyball Coach for Chanhassen High School and is also serving as the Chanhassen Club Volleyball Director.