Contact

Head Men's and Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Intramural/Recreation Director

grinder@pitt.edu
814-827-4462

Biography

Mike is looking forward to beginning his third season at the University of  Pittsburgh at Titusville and will be assuming additional coaching responsibilites.  Mike has accepted the position of Head Coach for Men's and Women's Basketball Teams for the upcoming season.  Mike will also continue his responsibilities as the Assistant Intramural and Recreation Director for the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.  Congratulations Mike!

Mike has completed his second season as the women's basketball coach and embarks on his first season as the coach for the men’s team at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.  The Panthers look to take the next step in this upcoming season.  Mike’s teams are known for playing an exciting, fast-paced style of play.

Mike came to Titusville after cofounding and coaching the Admirals Basketball Academy in the Republic of Moldova. He spent over two years in the country developing basketball and working alongside local teams, as well as facilitating skills camps for the US Embassy. Under his leadership, The Admirals produced four Junior National team members under Mike's coaching.

In addition to coaching in Moldova, Mike has either played, coached or developed the sport in Palestine, Guatemala, Macedonia, Uganda, Brazil, New Zealand, England and Morocco. He continues to help develop basketball in various developing countries.

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministries from Simpson University in Redding, California. He resides in Titusville with his wife, Shannon and their two sons.