Mike was a transfer student to Southern. He believes it was the best decision he made as a student athlete. Mike is recognized by his friends and family as a man of tremendous character. Mike attributes this recognition to the support and guidance of his teachers and coaches at South Philadelphia High School. Playing sports was a large part of his character development. He was considered a true leader by his teammates. Until this day he remains a great friend with many of his high school teammates. Mike was an all-public football player in 1968, playing every minute of every game. He was selected co-captain along with his life-long friend and Southern Hall of Famer, Ron Funaro. Mike was also named to the All-Public Baseball team as a third baseman in 1968. Mike’s team played for the City Championship in his senior year at Connie Mack Stadium, only to lose a heartbreaker in the 11th inning in a bases loaded walk. Many people, to this day, say that game was the best city championship ever played. Mike works for the Federal Government at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and has been there for over 30 years. He has four great children and six beautiful grandchildren.