Mike Cogburn has been involved with basketball, as a player and or coach, for a combined 30 years and has been a member of the Duck’s coaching staff since the Spring of 2022. He has coached at all levels of youth through high school, including elementary and high school age level AAU. He prioritizes mentorship and life off the court ahead of basketball with his players.
His coaching philosophy has always been simple yet effective: confidence and discipline bring aggressiveness – which typically bring success, and success breeds more confidence. On the court, fundamentals come before x’s and o’s, and development on working as a team and understanding roles is just as important. Coach Mike is often quiet in practice and that changes during game time. But his formula is always 2 parts encouragement and 1 part constructive criticism.