Mike was an outstanding left-handed pitcher starting in Medina youth leagues, for Legion teams and at Medina High school where he was the Bees Most Valuable Player in 1967. Mike then had an outstanding career at Ashland College and played AA All-Star baseball with Barberton Weather-Seal, Wadsworth and Medina Merchants teams, which he also formed and managed. Mike has been a successful baseball coach at Medina High for 18 years including Coach of the Year honors in 1993 and 2003. Mike helped form and coach several great Medina Class “F“ and Class “E“ teams. Whenever his teams in AA did not make the tournament action he always selected by another league team because of his pitching strength.