Acting Director of Recreation & Wellness
Office Address: D-146 Recreation Center
Phone: (616) 331-3212
Mike joined the Recreation team in May 2019 after his most recent work at Ferris State University as Coordinator of Athletic Event Operations & Special Projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (emphasis on Sports Leadership) with a minor in Business from Grand Valley State University in 2012, while also competing on the Men’s Basketball team. Mike completed his graduate work in 2014 from the University of Arkansas with an M.Ed. in Sports & Recreation Management, before spending four years in Flagstaff, Arizona as Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at Northern Arizona University. Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with family and staying active in a variety of ways.
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Assistant Director (Sports Programs)
Office Address: D-145 Recreation Center
Phone: (616) 331-3818
Mitch oversees the intramural sports and club sports programs. He began working with GVSU Recreation in 2015 as the Competitive Sports Coordinator. Mitch received his bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from San Jose State University in 2012. While at SJSU, he skipped a night class his second week as a freshman to attend intramural sports flag football training and worked with intramural sports until he graduated. Mitch was a GA for Ohio University Campus Recreation, where he received his master’s degree in Recreation & Sports Sciences in 2015.
Born and raised in rural Northern California, Mitch began officiating when he was 14 years old as a little league and softball umpire. As his senior project in high school, Mitch officiated high school football. In the first game he worked, he was on the sideline of his high school. Mitch roots for Bay Area sports teams, which means since 2010, he has rooted for champions.
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Club Sport Athletic Trainers can be found on campus during regular practice hours (M-Th 6-10pm), and at scheduled home competitions. To contact an Athletic Trainer on duty, contact 616-295-5743, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Club Sport Athletic Trainers are:
- Sam Kaspala
- Anthony Polazzo
- Kierra Washington
Lead Club Sport Student Supervisor