Mike is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He played youth and club soccer before graduating from Colerain High School. He furthered his career as a 4-year player at the University of Findlay, where he graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in AYA Social Studies and History. Mike continued his education by earning his Master's Degree in Education. While obtaining his master’s degree, he served as the assistant coach for the University of Findlay men's team. Mike has been coaching club and high school soccer in Northwest Ohio for 11 years and was previously the Director of Coaching for Ohio Extreme before joining GTFC Impact.