Mike Fuline enters his second season as head men's basketball coach at Mount Union.
In his first season in charge of the program, Fuline led the Purple Raiders to an 11-15 record overall and a 7-11 record in Ohio Athletic Conference play. Mount Union put together three three-game winning streaks during a season that ended with a loss in the first round of the OAC Tournament.
Senior Jimmy Wood was an All-OAC First Team selection and Nate Jacubec was named OAC Freshman-of-the-Year during Fuline's first season.
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.