Mike Fuline: Mount Union basketball coach sees Final Four run cut short--but he remains a man of the people
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Mike Fuline carved out a path that few travel:  9th grade coach, Varsity assistant, Rootstown head coach, Jackson state championship head coach, and then a move to become a college head coach.  His Mount Union team made a historic tourney run this year and had the momentum to finish strong.  Experts predicted that their run could have culminated in a Final Four appearance or even a National Championship. But Covid-19 and circumstances none could have imagined put a halt to it all.  Fuline reflects on his experiences in making the transition to college from high school and focuses on what makes him tick as a coach.  His focus on relationships, recruiting and belief make him one of the top NCAA Div. 3 coaches in the nation. Raised at St. Francis de Sales parish school in the Portage Lakes, Fuline's small town values certainly remain a huge part of who he is today.  His Italian roots and "la familia" still permeate every part of his life.

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