ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mike Fuline was named as head men's basketball coach at Mount Union. He takes over at Mount Union after spending the last eight years as head coach at the high school level with Massillon Jackson (2005 to 2011) and Rootstown (2003 to 2005).

Fuline was 95-42 (.693) in six years at Jackson, with a 76-19 (.800) mark during the last four seasons that also included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State championship. The Polar Bears won each of the last two Federal League titles and Fuline was named Federal League Coach of the Year both seasons.

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.

Fuline earned a bachelor's degree from Kent State and a master's degree from Walsh University. He and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of five children.