Michigan Women’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Mike Bas was featured this week in a podcast produced by the Executive Education Program at the Stephen M Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan Sports Department.
In the series, Bruce Madej and industry expert Kim Cameron speak with members of the University of Michigan community to try to connect the dots between sports, college education, and a larger ideal of “Success” that binds them all together.
Bottom has been the head coach of the University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team since 2008 and added the responsibilities of the women’s head coach to his resume in 2013. He led the team. men’s NCAA title in 2013. From 1997-2008, he was the co-head coach of the men’s team at Cal, and also served as an assistant with elite programs at USC and Auburn.
In the 30-minute podcast, Bottom discusses “learn from its student-athletes, build an effective leadership team, communicate meaningfully and effectively, and create a culture that goes beyond the realm of sport.“
Bottom holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from USC and a master’s degree in psychology from Auburn’s counseling.
The Michigan men were 13th and the Michigan women were 3rd in the recently concluded NCAA Championship competitions.
Listen to the full podcast below: