Assistant Field Hockey Coach Michael Warari
In 2011 Michael will begin his fourth year as Messiah Assistant Field Hockey coach.
His responsibilities with the field hockey team consist of stickwork, dribbling techniques, improving individual skill, and overall offensive and defensive philosophies.
Michael is also the head coach of the club field hockey team and has been so since the team first started in 2008.
Before his field hockey responsibilities began, Michael was the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for three years at Messiah. He helped out with practice, scouting players, individual player meetings, mentoring, and working with the JV team.
Michael's field hockey experience began in Kenya where he was a starter for the Jamhuri High School team. He also played semi-professionally for club team Aga Khan in the Kenya Hockey Union League. He played there for three years and was a tournament MVP and all-star in the league. Michael later went on to play for Kenya's Junior National Team.
Michael graduated from Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI) with a BA in Religion and a Business Administration Minor in 2002. While at Cornerstone University, Michael ran track and field and was an All-Conference Champion in 2002. During this time he was also a member of the Cornerstone Men's Basketball Team. In 2006, Michael graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master's in Divinity before coming to Messiah in August 2006.
Michael is currently a residence director of Miller Hall and Fry Apartments on Messiah's campus.
He and his lovely wife Emily were married in December of 2009 and reside in Miller Hall of Messiah College.