Strength & Conditioning Coach
Relates: to the benefit & importance of role models & mentors helping young athletes to remain focused & stay on track
Understands: the importance of learning proper training techniques at a young age; it helps to develop life-long athletes
Seeks: to mentor & develop young athletes to remain focused & to attain their performance goals
Dedicated: to helping others reach their fitness & sport goals
Believes: in teaching kids about the healthy competition that comes with athletics & team sports
Mike is a Montgomery County, Maryland, athlete, born and raised. Mike recalls learning a lot about sports from his uncles. One of his uncles was the commissioner for Montgomery County Public Schools track & field. And his other uncle was a power lifter. Mike vividly remembers his 12th birthday present from his uncle…his first set of dumbbells, a straight bar, and a bench! From then on, his life has been sports and fitness. Mike played basketball, baseball, soccer, ran cross-country, and was on the track & field team in high school.
He attended Carnegie Mellon University and then went on to graduate from the University of Maryland. He earned his B.S. degree in Kinesiology. He then earned his Certified Conditioning Specialist certification from NSPA and worked under the direction of John Philbin training many athletes. He continued his education and received his AFPA certification as a Post-Rehab Exercises Specialist. He has since worked alongside Coach Philbin as a member of the Washington Nationals Spring Training Strength & Conditioning Staff in 2010, 2011, and 2014.
Mike is the proud father of 2 boys, AJ & Jake. He is often found cheering them on and coaching their various sports endeavors now.