Mike Bond was named Sports Information Director at Finlandia University on August 24, 2016. He has over 26 years experience in the sports information field.
Bond spent the 2015-16 school year at Detroit Mercy and Concordia-Ann Arbor (MI). At UDM, he was the official scorer for men's and women's basketball and at Concordia, he served on the Press Box staff for football.
Bond was coordinator of sports information and marketing at Cal State Monterey Bay (2005-06) and sports information director at Graceland (2006-07). He has also had assistant positions at Detroit Mercy, Eastern Michigan, Montana State Billings, Oakland, San Francisco State, Texas-Pan American and Tiffin.
Among his accomplishments are working with the Olympic Track and Field committees of four countries (British West Indies, Nigeria, Surinam and the U.S.) that had Eastern Michigan athletes competing in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, director of media relations at the 2010 NCAA Division I Great Lakes Cross Country Regional Championship, tri-meet director of the 2003 RMAC/NCAA Division II West Regional Wrestling Championships, tournament director for the 2014 NCAA Division II Midwest Super Regional for wrestling and having all three of his wrestling media guides at San Francisco State ranked among the top 20 in the country by Amateur Wrestling News and among the top six in the country by Wrestling USA.
In addition, since 2004-05 Bond has run the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA). It is a non-profit organization that awards team and individual honors for those NCAA Division II schools competing as independents.
A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., Bond attended Macomb Community College where he earned one letter in tennis. He has a B.S. in History from Eastern Michigan and a M.B.A. in Sports Management from Tiffin.
Bond is single and resides in Hancock, Mich. His father, Bill, was a drag strip racer in the midwest during the early 1950's.