Mike is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the sports, athletic, and fitness industry. With a degree in Economics from UCLA and a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Seattle Pacific University, he has held executive GM positions in private athletic clubs and served as a Director of a Sports Commission. For 6 years Mike coached women’s collegiate volleyball. Mike’s leadership and coaching skills have empowered and motivated countless student-athletes in the sport of volleyball from high school, club, and college levels. Mike played 3 years boys club volleyball, 4 years college, 7 years USAV men’s indoors, and over 15 years playing beach volleyball and represented the USA in the World Masters Games in Edmonton, Canada. In addition to coaching volleyball, Mike also coached USA swimming, water polo, diving, soccer, and tennis. He believes in creating safe, healthy, and fun environments for youth and families through participating in sports and athletics.
Mike started his sports career working as a lifeguard and swim instructor and went on to add aquatic programming and management to his skill set. As a dedicated family man and a dedicated coach, he embodies the values of honesty, empathy, and care, making him an approachable and reliable leader in the industry. Mike is an energizing, experienced, future-thinking, and strategic leader. His leadership and coaching skills empower and motivate those around him, embodying a commitment to improving the quality of life through the power of sports.
Originally from Seattle, we relocated to Eugene, Oregon and ultimately Portland as he continued his career in the sports industry. Mike served as GM at large tennis and athletic club facilities along with serving as Club Director and Head Coach with two large USA Volleyball programs in Washington and Oregon helping to continue the playing careers of over 200 student-athletes at the college levels.
I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary project as the WYO Sports Ranch. As a sports professional I know the impact a high-quality state-of-the-art facility can have on providing the best athlete and guest experience possible. Thank you to the McMurry Foundation, the board members of the WSR, and all those who’ve supported this project. Your belief in this facility and what it will mean for our youth and our community will not go unnoticed. Your support and vision will forever be appreciated by every young girl and boy who play, train, and enjoy this wonderful facility.
I’m especially looking forward to building a highly talented and capable team of sports and service minded individuals who will work together to exceed the expectations of our youth, families, and guests. I hope to bring a level of expertise, experience, and leadership to the WSR that inspires and empowers each member of the team to bring their best each day. Each individual team member at the WSR will have the support, training, and tools to feel they play an important role in making every guest welcome, valued, and motivated to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. I have over 30 years of diverse experience in the sports industry, and I want to use that experience to move the WSR forward and develop a team who will assure a sustainable future. I hope to involve myself in the community as an advocate of sport and athletics for all ages. I’m excited to participate in city organizations and groups where I can support initiatives that improve the quality of life for youth and the community.