Mike brings 25 years of experience in athletics to the Athlete YOUniversity team. The Chapel Hill, NC native played football at Gardner-Webb while earning his undergraduate degree and then received a Masters degree in Athletic Management from the United States Sports Academy. His intercollegiate experiences were at Elon University, East Carolina University, NC State University, Campbell University, and later as Associate Director and then Director of Sports Marketing at the University of Memphis. His most recent work included 8 years of building and overseeing a new, comprehensive athletic program as the middle and high school Athletic Director at Voyager Academy, a public charter school in Durham. Mike’s community activities include volunteering as a coach for the Special Olympics, serving as a certified NCHSAA high school football official, and acting as a liaison with Duke University athletics in multiple roles. As a Senior Recruiting Coordinator with Athlete YOUniversity, Mike is combining his passion for maintaining a high level of academic and athletic integrity while mentoring student athletes and their families through the complex process of becoming a collegiate athlete.