In his experience with professional baseball, college coaching and private instruction, Michael has taught baseball's finer details to thousands of players and coaches across the nation.
As a professional player, Michael played for independent teams including the Nashua Pride and Brockton Rox before signing an affiliated contract with the Chicago White Sox in 2005. In 2006 he was offered the opportunity to move up to the major leagues as a batting practice pitcher and bullpen catcher. There he worked closely with big league hitters and pitchers.
After his career in professional baseball came to a close, Michael took an assistant coaching position at his alma mater, Lewis University (IL). As Hitting Coach at Lewis, Michael implemented an offensive philosophy and training program that paid dividends in just a year, yielding increases in hits (402/508), run production (243/303) and team batting avg. (.260/.290) from 2009-2010. This powerful offense helped propel the Flyers to their first conference tournament appearance in over a decade.
Michael continued his college coaching career after Lewis, accepting an assistant coaching position at Georgetown University in the summer of 2011. Working primarily with the hitter’s and catchers, Michael’s coaching helped the Hoyas reach their highest number of wins in the Big East Conference since 2006.
Currently Michael holds the position of pitching coach for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League. Much like in his experiences as a hitting coach, Mike developed a pitching philosophy for his staff which helped them rank 3rd in team ERA (3.94), and 2nd in opposing batting average (.251) at the conclusion of the 2012 summer schedule.
In addition to coaching experience in college and professional baseball, Michael also has extensive experience in private instruction and professional clinics. Michael became one of 3 elite instructors at the Chicago White Sox Training Academy just two years after he began working there in 2002. He conducted private and semi-private lessons for the White Sox Academy, as well as winter and summer skills clinics for players ages 5-18, until returning to the Greater Boston area in 2012.