Position: General Manager
Height: 0' 0" Weight: 0 lbs
College Experience: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Resides: Colusa, CA
Michael Mink is serving in his first year as General Manager for the Marysville Gold Sox. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Michael played on scholarship two years at Hillsborough Community College before transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He played two years of baseball there and graduated with a degree in Pre-Law Studies in 1988. Michael also obtained his PHD in social injustice in 2015. After graduating from UAB Michael played two years of professional sports First, as an outfielder in several camps for Minor League Baseball teams as well as professional football as a outside linebacker overseas.
Michael has spent the course of his career in baseball, fastpitch softball, football, and the business world. Following his two years in professional sports, he went on to play for the Clearwater Bombers FastPitch Softball team while working as an Investigator for the U.S. Treasury and a Credit Manager. In 1993, Mike went on to play, coach and serve as the General Manager for the Tampa Bay Smoker Fastpitch Softball team over the course of five years. Where he won two World Titles (1996, 1998) one National Championship (1997), and the honor of First Team All-American (1996). During his time with the Tampa Bay Smokers he also worked as the Vice President of Sales for MRG/USA Laser.
After his time with Tampa Bay Smokers, he played for the Decatur Pride FastPitch Softball winning a National Championship in 1998 and finished his career with the New York Spirit. Michael began his career as an entrepreneur as the Owner and CEO of MX Productions and City Tail Marketing for the next nineteen years. Michael worked with the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning for 4 seasons and in his last season the team won its first ever Stanley Cup. Michael also during this time worked with Tampa Stadium Task force and the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the funding of what now is Raymond James Stadium.
In 2005, Michael took a leap to the football industry. From 2005 to 2015 moved over 75 players up, Michael served as a founder, owner, advisor, liaison, and head coach for multiple indoor/Arena football teams. Taking him all over the country and world. He worked for the following teams; Gulf Coast Raiders(Outdoor), Montgomery Maulers, Carolina Speed,Baltimore Mariners Utah Saints, Ogden Knights, Yakima Valley Warriors, Manaus Cavaliers(Outdoor) in Brazil, Bloomington Edge and Florida Marine Raiders. He served as the founder, co-owner, and COO for the American Indoor Football Association from 2007 to 2010. He was also the commissioner and founder for X-League Football from 2013 to 2015. Michael Raider’s won the X bowl National Championship in 2014 in front of 8000 fans in St louis.
Michael is a proud father of two beautiful daughters Sierra Mink 13 and Arista Mink 10.
Michael will be publishing his book in the winter of 2016 that entails the struggle of hardship with salvation through sports.