Brian was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is a proud graduate of Chaminade Julienne in 1987. He resides in Tipp City with his two children, Gabe and Savanna.
Brian has been a member of the United States Racquet Stringing Association since 1989 and a lifetime member of the USTA since 1990. He received his United States Professional Tennis Association certification in 1992 and has worked at Schroeder Tennis Center since its opening in 1996. Brian enjoys his role as an USPTA Tennis Professional and Head Stringer for the Club. As a current member of the Technifibre Pro Team, he is a string play tester through the United States Racquet Stringer's Association.
As a believer of practicing what he preaches to his students, Brian attends USPTA Midwest conventions and other continuing education opportunities to stay up to date on current racquet technology, training drills, and player development. During his tennis career, Brian has participated in GMVTA and USTA Mensand Mixed Doubles teams. He has also travelled to and participated in tournaments throughout the USTA Midwest.
The opportunity to coach the area's children and adults while seeing their growth and success at all levels has brought great enjoyment. Brian has coached several players to the high school state level of competition and also through their college success. He has helped several USTA adult teams win local championships and go on to District, State, Midwest and National competition. Brian's passion about teaching tennis to students, adults and families is the result of a dedicated career on and off the court.
University of Kentucky, 1991 B.A. Physical Education Exercise Science Varsity Tennis - Nationally Ranked Program Brandenton Academy/Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Head Tennis Pro, Jacksonville Country Club, Jacksonville, IL, 1997-1999 HeadTennis Pro, YMCA, Jacksonville, IL, 1997-1999 Head Coach, Illinois College, 1996-1999 Head Tennis Pro, Pinewood Racquet Club, Pineville, LA, 1992-1996 Women's Head Tennis Coach, Luisiana College, 1993-1996 Tennis Instructor, University of Kentucky Tennis Camps, 1990 Assistant Pro, Danville Country Club, Danville, KY, 1990 Tennis Instructor, Park System, Green Bay, WI, 1988
Montgomery County Open Mixed Doubles Finalist, 2001 and 2002 Montgomery County Open Mixed Doubles Champion, 1999 and 2003 Montgomery County Open Ladies Doubles Champion, 2002 and 2003
USPTA Tennis Professional
USPTA Certified, 2000
Eastern Michigan University, 1991 Sinclair Community College, 1992-1993
Assistant Pro, Miami Valley Country Club, Summer 1992 Head Pro, Miami Valley Country Club, Summer 1993-1994 Head Pro, Miami Valley Country Club & Meadowbrook Country Club Summer 1998 Tennis Professional, Schroeder Tennis Center, 1997-1999 Players Club, 1999-2000 Director, Jr. Tennis, South Regency Tennis Center, 2000-2001
National NJCAA Quarter Finalist, 1993 Troy Open Men's Champion, 1995 Troy Open Men's Doubles Champion, 1996 and 1998 Dayton YMCA Men's Champion, 1994 Montgomery County Doubles Champion, 1998
USPTA Tennis Professional
Troy High School, 1985 4 year Varsity Player 4 Year All-League Player - Singles State Qualifier, 1984 Sinclair Community College, 1986-1988 NJICAA Qualifier Chapman College, Anaheim, CA, 1989-1991 NCAA Nationals National Qualifier - Team & Individual Team Rank - 4th in Nation (Division II) ITA Rolex National Qualifier Wright State University, B.A. Liberal Arts (History) w/ Honors
Over 20 years of teaching experience at Schroeder Tennis Center and other area clubs.
Proud father of two sons, Luke and Connor
Happily married to Michelle Oaks for over 20 years
2007 Valspar U.S. Open Performance Challenge Finalist
USPTA Tennis Professional
Certified USPTA P1
Ball State University - Business Administration. Varsity team member, played competitively and held ranking in both Junior and Adult Divisions.
Indiana University - Criminal Justice
Tennis is my passion - Mike has 35 years of teaching experience with players of all abilities, including 10 and under. He has held several tennis positions, including Director of Tennis, Manager, Junior Program Director, USA Tennis Coordinator at various clubs in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Mike is the former men's and women's Head Coach for Indiana University East, of Richmond, Indiana Community Tennis Association.
Mike is the proud father of Helena and Colin. He has been married to Cathy for over 35 years and resides in Richmond, Indiana.
Schroeder Tennis Center Pro - 5 years
Dayton Center Court Head Pro
Adult and Junior League Coordinator - 3 years
KTC-Quail Tennis Pro - 6 years
Graduated from Trotwood Madison High School
Played High School Tennis
Passion for tennis includes the interaction with people
Piqua High School Varsity Tennis 1978-1980
Wright State University Varsity Tennis 1980-1981
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL Varsity Tennis 1983-1984
Head Professional : Central Florida Junior Tennis Academy 1984-1987
Middletown Tennis Club: Managing Partner, Director of Tennis & Head Professional 1988-2002
1993 USTA Midwest Section Organization of the Year Award
USTA Training Center Coach
**Developed numerous State High School Champions
**Developed multiple nationally ranked Junior players & champions
**Traveling Coach ATP & WTA Tours
**Coached youngest player to qualify for Men's US Open Tournament