Long-time high school coaching veteran Mike Piks is in his fifth season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Storm men's basketball program.
Immediately prior to coming to Lake Erie, Piks was an assistant at Mentor High School where he helped the Cardinals to five regional tournaments and one state semifinalist appearance. Before that he worked on the staffs at West Geauga and Perry High Schools. While at West Geauga, he was part of two teams that finished as state runners-up.
Off the court, Piks is the owner of the award-winning TEAM Painting and Construction and is the immediate past president of the Mentor Chamber of Commerce where he has served on the exectuive board for seven years. He also serves as the chairman of the Lake Erie Storm Club advisory board.
Piks and his wife Amey reside in Mentor with their three children, Branden (18), Caleb (11) and Abby (8).