Mike grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He played youth soccer for several top clubs in Albuquerque, winning multiple New Mexico state championships. Mike continued playing collegiately at Chandler Gilbert CC in Arizona for two years, before transferring to the University of New Mexico to earn dual degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. Mike rounded off his soccer career playing semi-professionally for Banat Storm in Phoenix and for the Albuquerque Asylum in the National Premier Soccer League.
In 2005, Mike began his youth soccer coaching career, working for several clubs through his time in New Mexico, including Rio Rapids Soccer Club, a Colorado Rapids Alliance club. At Rio Rapids Mike has worked as the Age Group Director for the 12-14 girls’ program and Elite Player Coordinator, while coaching multiple state champions teams. Mike holds his USSF “C” license and his USSF National Youth License.
In addition to coaching at Boerne Soccer Club, Mike is also an Assistant Coach and Head of Recruitment for St. Mary’s University Women’s Soccer team in San Antonio.
Mike lives in San Antonio with his wife Liana and two dogs (Stevie G & Carra).