Mike Balado

Mike Balado (born November 12, 1975)

Teams coached: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Arkansas State record: 82-100 (.451)
Overall record: 82-100 (.451)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2023 Arkansas State
2013-2017 Louisville (asst)
2012-2013 FIU (asst)
2009-2012 High Point (asst)
2008-2009 Miami (FL) (asst)
2005-2008 Florida Atlantic (asst)
2003-2005 Miami Dade CC (asst)
2002-2003 Nova Southeastern (asst)
1999-2000 Augusta State (asst)
1998-1999 Augusta State (grad. asst)

Mike Balado Facts

  • Mike Balado
  • Born November 12, 1975
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: St. Thomas University (BS, 1998) / Augusta State University (M.Ed, 2000)
  • Was a two-year starter and captain at NAIA St. Thomas in his hometown of Miami, FL
  • Started his coaching career in 1998 spending one year each as GA and assistant coach at D-II Augusta State (GA)
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Miami Southridge HS (FL) from 2000-2002
  • Next coaching roles were as an assistant at Division II Nova Southeastern and JUCO Miami Dade
  • Has twelve years of Division I assistant coaching experience, working under Matt Doherty and Rex Walters (at FAU), Frank Haith (at Miami FL), Scott Cherry (at High Point), Richard Pitino (at FIU) and at Louisville under Rick Pitino
    • As an assistant coach, Balado was a part of three NCAA Tournament teams (two vacated) and one NIT
  • Hired in March 2017 to become the head coach at Arkansas State
    • Balado went 82-100 through six seasons with the Red Wolves with no postseason appearances; was fired in March 2023
  • Later in 2023, Balado returned to his hometown to become the athletic director at Miami Dade CC (FL)

Mike Balado Coaching Tree