Mike Shinn grew up playing sports. “I was a classic gym rat, or in my case, an asphalt rat,” says Mike of his athletic childhood. Mike attended high school and community college in Rockford, IL. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Finance from Golden Gate University. Mike has an extensive background in sports and coaching. He coached both boys and girls for six years at Kennedy Middle School and this is now Mike’s seventh year coaching at Woodside. He has been the assistant varsity coach for five seasons and the assistant JV coach for two seasons. This is Mike’s second year as JV head coach. Mike says his favorite thing about coaching is to see the improvement in players on a daily basis.In addition to coaching, Mike is a volunteer as an AARP Tax Aide during tax season. Mike has been married for 34 years, has a son and daughter who are both in their 30’s, and his main hobbies are playing guitar and hiking.
Additional Information: “In high school I was a practice player on a very good team, and I kept working hard on my game until I was 30. I would play in recreational, church, intra-mural, and industrial leagues and played most weeknights wherever I could find a game. The highest level I ever played was A league industrial basketball in Phoenix, AZ with many ex-college and high school players. I continued to play in recreation leagues in Redwood City and Palo Alto until I was 45.”