Coach Sawtelle

Mike Sawtelle grew up in Erie, PA, where he graduated from Fairview High School in 1980. A talented competitive athlete, Sawtelle attended West Virginia University on a wrestling scholarship. After graduating in 1986 with a B.S. in Health/Physical Education and Safety Studies, Mike began his career in education and athletic coaching, earning tremendous success in coaching girl's volleyball. In 2007, he was inducted into the Fairview High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Sawtelle, his wife Lisa and their four children live in South Florida. 

High School Varsity

25 Years of Coaching Varsity Volleyball Overall Record 517-183
June 2007 National Collegiate Scouting HS Coach of the Month
Class 4A Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year 2007
Class 4A Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year 2009
Class 5A Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year 2012
Class 6A Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year 2015
Class 5A Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year 2022
Palm Beach Post Volleyball Coach of the Year 2006, 2007, 2009
TC Palm, Stuart News All Area Volleyball Coach of the Year 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2020, 2022 Treasure Lake Conference Coach of the Year 2006, 2007
Florida Athletic Coaches of the Year 2009, 2012, 2015, 2022
District Championship 2006 - 2009, 2011- 2015, 2017, 2020, 2022
Regional Finalist 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2015, 2020, 2022
Regional Champions 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2015, 2020, 2022
State Final Four 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020, 2022
Class 5-A State Runner Up 2013, 2020
Class 4-A State Champion 2007
Class 4-A State Champion 2009
Class 5-A State Champion 2012
Class 6-A State Champion 2015
 Class 5-A State Champion 2022 

USAV and AAU Volleyball

Coach of the TCVB 15 Blue AAU National Champions 2005
Coach of the 15 Elite Regional State Championship
Team Board Member 2001 - 2010, 2013, 2014
Treasure Coast Juniors Volleyball Club Director 2006, 2007, 2008
NVL Academy Volleyball 18 National Team Head Coach 2016
NVL Academy Volleyball 14 National Team Head Coach 2017
HIGH TIDE Volleyball 16 Elite Assistant Coach 2018, 2019 ā€‹
HIGH TIDE Volleyball 17 Elite Head Coach 2018, 2019
Sideout Volleyball 18 Elite Head Coach 2020
Up On Top AAU 18 National Team Head Coach 2021
Up On Top 18 National Team Head Coach 2024

Career Statistics

Varsity Overall Record 517-183

5

State Championships

10

Regional Championships

14

District Championships

7

Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year