Michael grew up in San Diego, learning and playing volleyball at La Jolla High School. In addition to volleyball, Michael spent his time kayaking–being lucky enough to represent Team USA on multiple occasions. Following a rewarding career as an athlete on Team USA and at UC Santa Barbara, Michael invested his time into coaching–first in kayaking then returning to volleyball while studying to be a teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now an experienced coach and certified teacher, he’s returning to San Diego. Michael is excited for his next chapter as a coach at WAVE, where he plans to continue learning from amazing coaches and athletes while emphasizing well-rounded development for the athletes he works with.
Outside of coaching, Michael is a huge outdoors lover, spending his time at the beach, hiking, or playing tennis, usually with one of his six brothers!