Mike Netti is in his first season as an assistant basketball coach at East Carolina University and his 10th year as as a Division I assistant coach. He joined the Pirates just prior to the start of the 2013-14 fall semester after spending the previous three seasons at Gardner-Webb University.
Netti helped resurrect the Bulldog program from a 5-win team when he arrived in 2010 to a school-record 21-win season this past year and earn an invitation to the CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament, the program's first Division I postseason appearance. He also tutored guard Tashan Newsome to Second-Team All-Big South Conference honors.
Prior to rejoining the staff at Gardner-Webb, where he began his coaching career in 2002, Netti served two years among the junior college ranks as the head coach at Lackawanna (Pa.) College. He guided Lackawanna to 43 wins in his two seasons, including a 25-7 mark in 2008-09. Two of his Falcon players earned NJCAA Division II All-America honors and one signed with a Big East Conference program.
Netti spent a total of seven seasons at GWU serving as an assistant coach from 2004-07. During his first stint with the Bulldogs, Netti was on the bench for two of the best seasons in the Bulldogs' brief Division I history. He was a part of their 2004-05 Atlantic Sun regular season championship team and saw the Bulldogs win 35 games between 2004-06.He departed the Gardner-Webb program in 2006 to become an assistant coach at St. Franics College (N.Y.) for two seasons.
He was instrumental in the development of two-time A-Sun Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year Tim Jennings and a pair of recruiting classes that were ranked No. 1 in the league by HoopScoop.
A 2002 graduate of Syracuse University, Netti played basketball at Division III Alvernia College in Reading, Pa., where he was a two-year varsity letterman. In 2000, Alvernia won the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. During his time at Alvernia, Netti was also the team's representative on the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Netti was married to the former Natalie Yelton of Cincinnati, Ohio in August, 2013.