Started coaching youth back in 1994 - 97, I think, with ORRC as an asst track coach: Portland Metro Track and Field club. Head Coach: Northwest Striders: 1997-1998. Level 1 USATF Track and Field Coaching Certification 2011 Galloway Run/Walk/Run Program Director 2011-12 Stoller Middle School Cross Country & Track and Field coach 2011-12
Michael has been running since the fourth grade. Since then, he has ran numerous 5-10's, two half marathons under his belt along with two marathons. As a coach, Michael has trained many youths since 1994 through ORRC, Northwest Striders, and currently with Stoller Middle School. Michael also works with individual runners using the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk/Run program in Beaverton, Oregon to assist them to reach their running goals, from completing their first 5K to achieving their personal best in the marathon. Started running after the death of his uncle Steve Prefontaine at the age of nine. His uncle gave him the gift of running and he passionately passes it along to his athletes through helping them improve their lives through running and leading them to become their best by instilling the belief in what they are capable of.