Mike Pollio enters his third season as Head Men's Basketball Coach in 2017-18. During the 2016-17 campaign, Pollio led the Wildcats to their most wins since 2011-12 with 12. He also coached the team to an NECC Semifinals appearance, the program's first since 2010. This season, one of the most successful in program history, saw two players reach the 1,000 point milestone, as well as two Wildcats named to the All-NECC First and Second team.
Pollio came to Wheelock on the heels of two years as a graduate assistant coach at Western Kentucky University. Pollio worked closely with the Hilltoppers men’s basketball staff in a multitude of ways, breaking down game film, preparing scouting reports for opponents, assisting with team academics, developing recruiting materials and coordinating on campus visits, designing a presence for the team on social media and representing the team in fundraising and community service events. In his time with Western Kentucky the squad won the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Mike’s coaching experience includes serving as the junior varsity head coach at the Louisville Collegiate School from 2006 to 2008 and guiding the team to the All “A” Regional Championships in 2008. He was a student assistant coach at Georgetown College from 2008 to 2010 before becoming the junior varsity head coach at Kentucky Country Day from 2011 to 2012.
In addition to her coaching duties, Griffin also works in the Athletics Department at Wheelock as the Director of Sports Information. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Georgetown College in 2010 and his Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration from Western Kentucky in 2014.
Mike currently resides in Boston's North End with his wife Lizzie.