Mike has taught in public schools and coached basketball for over 30 years. He has been involved in church youth groups as well. His expertise includes working with parents and their student-athletes in dealing with the stresses involved in sports, school, and parenting. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary English Education from Cedarville University and a Masters of Arts in English from Wright State University; in addition, Mike has accrued 30+ semester hours beyond a masters degree in the areas of education and counseling. Mike added Leadership Parenting Coach to his credentials in March 2017 as a graduate of the Rosemond Leadership Parent Coaching Institute. Along with his pro basketball-playing daughter, Mike continues to periodically train individuals and small groups in basketball training skills. Mike currently babysits his four grandchildren twice weekly (ages 3-5-7-9) for nine hours each; runs a discipleship group for men; and continues with part-time teaching and basketball coaching responsibilities. In addition to his extensive work with high school male athletes, Mike also has many experiences dealing with women and women's issues, having three sisters, three daughters, three granddaughters, and coaching women's basketball for 20+ years at the junior high through college levels.