Beach Recruiting Coordinator
Mike was a graduate of Torrey Pines High School where he lettered in tennis and volleyball. He was a beach volleyball national champion in 16U as a 14 year old, and earned his A Rating when he was just 13 years old. Mike was also the #1 ranked tennis player in Southern California in 16 and under and earned a tennis scholarship to UCSB. While at UCSB he was awarded on the All Big West Conference Team 3 times and was also on the Big West All Academic Team his Senior Year.
Following college in 2004, Mike began his professional beach volleyball and coaching career. He has finished as high as third place in AVP and USA Volleyball in tournaments in 2008 and 2012. In 2010 and 2011, Mike had the opportunity to represent Czech Republic in international events and competed all over Europe. He won an Exhibition in Lille, France and had two main draw FIVB World Tour finishes in Prague, Czech Republic and The Hague, Netherlands. Mike was a top ranked player on the National Volleyball League Pro Tour.
Mike also is an active and experienced trainer. He holds certifications in the Egoscue Method focusing on postural alignment and injury prevention, and has formally directed the Egoscue Method Clinic (Chicago, Illinois). He has provided training services locally with Libafit, Full Spectrum Training, and provided personal training. Mike has a wide range of experience training clientele from age 7 to 85, and has clients of all athletic abilities from youth athletes, through collegiate and ranked professionals. In 2021, Mike was named AVCA Beach Coach of the Year.
Mike started coaching at WAVE in 2009 and lives in Encinitas with his wife Stephanie, his daughter Elle, his son Luke, and his dog Oppo.