Mike Fuline

Mike Fuline

Mike Fuline enters his ninth season as head men's basketball coach at Mount Union in 2019.

Fuline has led the Purple Raiders to five winning seasons, two Ohio Athletic Conference regular season titles, an OAC Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament run to the Sweet 16.

In 2014, his Mount Union won the school's 10th overall and first OAC 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.

In 2019, Mount Union won at least 20 games for the third time over the last six seasons with 22 wins and an OAC regular season title.

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, three players named OAC Freshman of the Year and 19 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.

Year   W-L   Pct.   OAC Pct.   Notes
2011-12   11-15   .423   7-11 .389    
2012-13   13-15   .464   9-9 .500    
2013-14   20-6   .769   15-3 .833   OAC Regular Season Champs
2014-15   24-7   .774   15-3 .833   OAC Tournament Champs
NCAA Sweet 16 
2015-16   18-9   .667   13-5 .656    
2016-17   15-12   .555   9-9 .500    
2017-18   13-13   .500   9-9 .500    
2018-19   22-6    .846    14-4  .777    OAC Regular Season Champs 
Totals   136-83   .621   91-53 .632    

 

 

Updated by SID 2/26/19