Mike Fuline Named Head Men's Basketball Coach

April 11, 2011

The University of Mount Union has named Mike Fuline its new head men's basketball coach.

Fuline will be introduced officially at a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Grounds inside the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

He comes to Mount Union after spending the last 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 the last four seasons that also included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State championship. The Polar Bears have won each of the last two Federal League titles and he was named Federal League Coach of the Year both seasons.

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.

Mike Fuline

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