Head Coach Mike Fuline


Mike Fuline enters his 8th season as head men's basketball coach at Mount Union.

Fuline has changed the face of the program as the Purple Raiders have had a streak of five-straight winning seasons which is the second longest streak of winning seasons in school history.

In 2014, his Mount Union won the school's the first Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title since 1997.

In 2015, the Raiders won the OAC Tournament title for the first time in 18 seasons to make the NCAA Tournament and advance to the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history. Mount Union finished that season ranked No. 14 in the nation.

Fuline was named OAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 2015.

In his tenure, the program has had an All-American, an OAC Player of the Year two players named OAC Freshman of the Year and 16 all-conference selections.

Fuline came to Mount Union after spending eight years as a head coach at Massillon Jackson (2005-11) and Rootstown (2003-05) high schools.

He was 95-42 (.693) in six years at Jackson, with a 76-19 (.800) mark over his final four seasons that included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State championship. The Polar Bears won Federal League titles in each of his last two seasons and he was named Federal League Coach of the Year both years.

At Rootstown, his 2003-04 team posted a 16-6 record and won a sectional championship while his 2004-05 team went 20-4, shared the league title and won a district championship. Fuline was named 2004 Ohio's Division III Co-Coach of the Year.

Fuline began his coaching career with assistant coaching stints at Ravenna and Green high schools.

A graduate of Akron Manchester High School, he holds a bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a master's degree from Walsh University.

He and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of five children.