Mike you will be greatly missed! Hard to quantify the impact you have had on me, the tennis community, and so many others. From helping me and believing in me as a player and instructor, and being a great mentor on and off the court, you have done so much. Most of all, you were a great friend. You turned around multiple facilities, making them an inviting and friendly place for the public, and showed the importance of giving back. You had a unique passion and enthusiasm for growing the game and giving everyone an opportunity to learn and grow. You had a gift to teach and motivate and cared about so many. You gave your whole heart and soul. We will miss your big smile, contagious laugh, and huge heart. Rest in peace coach.
I met Coach Mike 25 Years ago at the old Fort Douglas Club. Later, i volunteered when he started at Oak Hills. I saw him work hard to make his academy one of the best places in the valley. I've been a shocked to heard of his passing. Thanks coach Mike for your friendship and coaching. I will tteasure our hunting or fishing trips in my heart Your truly, Rossbud