Kingsley Area Schools
Kingsley Athletic Department
KAS Athletic Director: Mitch Miggenburg
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Mitch Miggenburg earned 10 varsity letters in tennis, basketball, and baseball at New Palestine High School. After attending the University of Evansville on a baseball scholarship, he transferred and started at third base for the College of Charleston for two years before earning a BS in Exercise Science in 2001. In 2006, Mitch earned a Master's Degree in teaching Physical Education from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mitch Miggenburg has 12 years of high school coaching experience. He spent time as a varsity assistant at R.B. Stall High School (2002), Academic Magnet High school (2003 & 2004), and West Ashley High School (2007). Mitch was the head varsity baseball coach at Academic Magnet High School in 2005 and 2006 where he led the Raptors to a 28-11 record and the school's first region championship. He was the head baseball coach at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC for seven years where he won region championships in 2013 and 2014 while leading the Wildcats to the Final Four in 2014. Mitch was named the Region VII Coach of the Year in 2013, The Charleston Lowcountry Coach of the Year in 2014, and the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association AAAA Coach of the Year in 2014. Additionally, Mitch spent time in the summers coaching the SC Diamond Devils travel team, was a member of the West Ashley Football coaching staff for seven years, and taught in the Physical Education and Health Sciences Department at West Ashley.
Mitch is beginning his 10th year as the Kingsley Area Schools Athletic Director. In that time, Kingsley has enjoyed unprecedented success in athletics. Kingsley currently holds the Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy as the top athletic school in the conference - an honor it has held four times in seven years. Kingsley was named the Traverse City Record Eagle Athletic School of the Year in 2018-2019 and was enjoying similar success in 2019-2020 prior to the unprecedented end to the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to numerous conference titles (football, volleyball, girls' basketball, girls' soccer, baseball, and track & field), Kingsley has enjoyed success at the state level winning district/regional titles in football, volleyball, girls' basketball, wrestling, softball, and track & field.
Mitch lives in Traverse City with his wife, Becky and daughter Sullivan (8) and son Banks (6).
"Interscholastic athletics have an enormous opportunity to positively affect those involved. Through participation, students are afforded many avenues of growth. Student-athletes are encouraged to develop core values such as accountability, responsibility, trust, work ethic, commitment, and respect. Athletics also promote leadership skills such as conflict management, discipline, sportsmanship, goal-setting, decision-making, and problem-solving. Athletics can instill a tremendous amount of pride in a school and community. I truly believe that high school athletic and activity programs best prepare tomorrow's leaders today." -Mitch Miggenburg
"Educational athletics must be judged by participation numbers more than won-loss percentages; by academic scholarship in school, not athletic scholarships to college; by sportsmanship rather than gamesmanship; by life lessons like hard work and teamwork, discipline and dedication, leadership and citizenship." - Michigan High School Athletic Association