Coach Michael Haynes , Fordham University alumni, and two-time team captain for the Rams 2003-04 seasons, lead his collegiate basketball team in both scoring (18.6 ppg average) and rebounding (7.4 rpg average) in the Atlantic 10 conference of the NCAA. Coach Mike was one of only two players to be ranked in the Atlantic 10 leaders, while also achieving both the Third Team All Atlantic 10 and the Second Team All-Metropolitan selection, awards.
Coach Mike ended his collegiate career, with an outstanding season, and a career high of 36 points.
He became the first Fordham player since Andre McClendon in 1989-90 to have three 30-point games in a season and the 36-point output against St. Bonaventure was the most scored by a Ram since Joe Paterno netted 37 against Manhattan in 1990.
In the summer of 2004, following his standout career at Fordham, Coach Mike signed his first overseas contract with Bnei Herzliya in Israel, and then went on to play in Spain, Poland, France, Germany, Belgium, Venezuela and South Korea. Before his 2010 season in Belgium he was drafted in the fourth round of the NBA D-League Draft.
After suffering a back injury during his 2014 season coach mike was forced into an early retirement but, never lost his love or passion for the game. Coach Mike’s main goal now is to share his knowledge and provide an opportunity for athletes to learn the game of basketball through consistency and hard work. He has a unique pro style of training that focuses on skill development, fundamentals and improving players game IQ. Coach Mike has helped over 15 student athletes from both New jersey and Denver, into division 1 and Division 2 schools as well as helped over 10 pros reach their highest potential.