E9DE1A83-Basketball Programs

Mike created and runs the substantial basketball program at the Gold Creek Athletic Club. Mike’s own noteworthy basketball resume and personal passion for basketball fuels this program to be one the top in the area. He offers professional level coaching, from fourth grade up through NBA level. 

Mike Lawson takes fitness to a whole new level. His physical and mental preparation is both unique and highly effective for a professional athlete. In 1996, Sgt.mike played in the Magic Johnson Fila Pro League. This is a sanctioned NBA summer league

Karen BRyant
“I’ve known Mike for over 15 years since and am grateful for his
support and partnership over the years. He’s been a great ambassador of
the SeattleStorm, always willing to do what he can to support our
efforts. Mike is also one of the most positive and energetic people I’ve
ever met and it’s contagious! He’s had a positive impact on so many
athletes – young and old, professional and amateur – motivating and
inspiring each of them to achieve personal goals and reach new heights.”
-Karen Bryant, Seattle Storm CEO and President
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“Personally and professionally, Mike is truly one of the best people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. I’m lucky to have had his influence and support throughout my professional career in Europe”
– Nadja Morgan, Pepperdine 02′, (currently playing in France)
“Mike has done a fantastic job helping our coaching staff increase the strength and conditioning of our student-athletes.  We have seen significant increase not only in our weight room testing, but also in our ability to play harder for longer periods of time. This past
we had the highest winning percentage in program history and feel like Mike had a role in that process.  Our group is excited to continue our relationship with him..”
-Ryan Looney
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Seattle Pacific University
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“I have only known Mike for 6 months and it seems as if I’ve known him for many years. He has not only helped me physically, but also mentally and spiritually with basketball and life.”
– Ryan Rourke, Bothell High School, KingCo 4A 1st Team, Cornell University 05′, (currently playing in China)


Kristin Oneill
“Sgt. Mike is the master of making high performance training FUN! The passion and enthusiasm that he brings to his workouts is contagious. I have really enjoyed training with and learning from him in the off-season. Whatever your fitness goals, Mike will get you ready!”– Kristen O’Neill, University of Washington Women’s standout, Seattle Storm player
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Julie Heisey “Sgt. Mike is an amazing trainer and coach. He is knowledgeable, passionate and caring. I don’t care how early the workout is, Mike is always enthusiastic and positive.

Mike is a great motivator. His workouts are difficult and mentally challenging; yet, one always leaves feeling good. Completing a workout is an accomplishment. After completing his workouts, I feel great because I know I worked hard and did more than I could have done on my own.

Mike has the unique ability to push his clients to new heights without being intimidating. He generally cares about his clients and wants everyone to succeed. Mike has trained my Seattle Pacific University women’s basketball players for the last 4 years. Each of my players valued their time with Mike because they got in great shape and became mentally and physically stronger. They loved working for him because they got results in a positive training environment that was challenging but fun.”

Julie Heisey
Seattle Pacific University
Women’s Basketball Coach

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North City AAU


Sue Bird & Sgt. Mike Selfie

Seattle Pacific University Women’s Basketball Team (contract trainer for

2013 Seattle Pacific Men’s Basketball Team (contract trainer for

Shorecrest Highlander Select Team

Players Sgt. Mike has trained in basketball….

Zach Lavine


Rodney Stuckey


Devon George


Vladimir Stapania



Eric + Dan Sandrin



Tari Phillips


TEAMS Sgt.mike has worked with.


       Seattle Sonics Kid camps coach and founder of 4 on the floor


Practice team player and coordinator


Seattle Storm practice player
2004 – 2010 Champions

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Bellevue Blackhawks – ABA
2004-2006 Strength and conditioning coach/ Athletic trainer