Mike Whitten, Master Coach / Club Director

Mike began coaching volleyball with the Simpsonville Recreational program in 2005 working with ages 6-16 until 2008. He began working with Club South in 2007 as a coach in the Kidz Power youth developmental program and served as director for the Simpsonville/Greenville based youth programs in 2009 and 2010 seasons. Read More

Many of those duties included serving as a mentor coach and responsible for the training of new or development of youth coaches. He has also worked with the non travel, regional, and national team travel programs at Club South.
Mike has also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Bryson Middle School during the 2009 and 2010 seasons where his teams earned a Greenville County Middle School championship and runner up the following season. In 2011, Mike served as a volunteer assistant for the Hillcrest High School varsity and junior varsity programs. During that season, both the junior varsity and varsity programs set unprecedented milestones winning both the HHS invitational and Dorman Tournament of Champions tournaments in the same season. The varsity team claimed the school’s third state championship and had a record of 53-5. Mike was a volunteer assistant for the HHS JV and Varsity volleyball program again for the 2012 season.

Mike coached Axis Elite Volleyball’s first National Champion in 2015 season with our 16U team winning the AAU National Championships and only losing one set the entire week! Mike has had multiple teams finish in the top 5 at the AAU Nationals including the 2015/2106 15U Open team that finished 3rd Gold in 15 Premier! In 5 years Mike has taken 4 of his teams into the Gold division cross over match in the AAU National Championships!

Mike is from Laurens, SC where he earned all region honors in baseball and played football. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Winthrop University. He currently is an account executive with AAA Cooper Transportation. Mike and his wife Toni live in Simpsonville, SC. He has two daughters Kayla and Allison.