Mike is from Merced, California. He start playing at the age of 3, following his brother around. His home club was Merced United, where he played from the age of 8 to 17. He attended Merced HS where he played varsity all four years. Based on his high level of play, Mike was recruited by UCLA but chose to walk on at San Jose State University, where he played from 1999-2003.
Mike began coaching as soon as he finished college. He enjoys the sport and most importantly enjoys teaching the next generation this beautiful game and that’s why he got into coaching.
Mike’s favorite team is EPL’s Arsenal FC and it is because of Thierry Henry that he is a Gooner! His favorite players are: Zidane, Henry, Ronaldinho and Roy Keane.