Mike Parsons enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team. Mike comes from Huntington North high school where he coached for the past five years (2006-2011).
Parsons graduated from Trinity High School in 2000 where he led his team to two sectional titles and became the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,576 points. After graduating high school he attended Allegheny Junior College and played for hall-of-fame coach Bill Shay. His team reached #2 in the country for 14 consecutive weeks during his sophomore campaign and he was selected as a two-time all-region player and an all-American honorable mention recipient.
Mike transferred to Taylor University in 2002 where he played under hall-of-fame coach Paul Patterson. While at Taylor, Mike was a part of three NAIA National Championship teams, won two MCC conference championships, was an all-conference player, and was a recipient of the NAIA Champion of Character award.
Mike obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in 2004 and Master of Arts in Mild Intervention Education from Ball State University in 2006.