Mike grew up in Roselle Park and graduated from Roselle Park High School in 1977. Having played sports throughout his youth, Mike excelled at baseball in high school and was named All County Group 1 Catcher in 1976 and 1977. He also was named All State Group 1 Catcher in 1977. After High School, Mike was invited to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team. Mike has coached Little League at numerous age levels through the years, and having recently retired from the Union County Sheriffs Office after 25 years of service, he looks forward to getting back into Baseball Instructional Training.