Coach Mike Sebring
GLASS CITY VOLLEYBALL COACH FOR TEAM: 13 ELITE
MIKE SEBRING began his coaching career as a 7th grade coach at Tinora Junior High in 2000. He was promoted to coach the 8th grade team the next year and then the Freshman team following year (where they went 14-2, still his best season). He spent the next 6-7 years volunteering at different levels of coaching. He worked with his wife, Kerry, as her assistant coach for 5 years.
At Tinora, Mike and Kerry took a program that was perennially under .500 to a 20 win team, including 20-4 in our final season in 2103. They also won a sectional championship in 2010 for the 1st time since 1993. They built a program that, even at the D III level, always had plenty of numbers to field a full freshman team.
Mike joined Glass City in 2013 as the head coach for the 16-2 team. That year, the team: won 3 out of 8 tournaments, never finished worse than 3rd all season and placed 3rd in Gold at the Regionals. His 13-1 teams have been very successful over the last 3 years, and have all shown great improvement individually and as a team every season.
In 2014, he was hired as JV coach at Sylvania Southview High School. After 2 seasons as JV coach, he moved up to the Varsity coach in 2016. He currently coach’s Junior High level as he is not allowed to coach any of his Glass City players during the club season.
Mike is a firm believer in discipline and fundamentals of the game. According to Mike, “Volleyball is the ultimate team sport, where no one will have success unless everybody does their job well and holds themselves accountable. I believe if my players have self-discipline and respect for themselves, their teammates, their coaches and their opponents, their hard work will ultimately lead to success on and off the court!”