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  • LaLumiere High School
  • BLS degree , health and physical education
    Hillsdale College
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Apprentice School, 3 Aug 2015 [cached]
October 15, 2010 | Football Michael Vite on Sports Scene Sunday At 1 PM Apprentice School football coach Michael Vite will be a guest on Sports Scene this Sunday at 1 pm on 102.1FM/1490AM The Game.
Michael Vite:, 13 Dec 2011 [cached]
Michael Vite
Head Coach
Heading into his fourth season as Head Football Coach at The Apprentice School, Michael Vite is looking to lead the Builders through a strong schedule with seven NCAA Division III opponents, one U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association rival, one NAIA member and the first NCAA Division I-AA member to appear on a schedule in the modern era.
Vite joined the Builders after spending two seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. In his first season at Guilford, the defense reduced its points and yards allowed per game by nearly 20 percent from 2005. In 2007, after losing several key performers to injuries at the start of the year, his defense was in the top two in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in the second half of the season.
His first season as head coach saw the Builder's defense improve by allowing 15 fewer yards per game against a schedule that saw three nationally-ranked opponents. In 2010, the Builders defense set school marks for tackles for loss, fumble recoveries and tied the mark for blocked kicks.
Vite spent the 2005 season at Morgan State University as the defensive coordinator where two of his players were honored on the second team All- Mid Eastern Athletic Conference squad. He held the same role at Bacone College in Oklahoma for the 2004 season where his Warriors ranked 9th in the NAIA in rushing defense and 30th in total defense.
From 2001-03, Vite was the defensive coordinator at Murray State University and helped the Racers to the 2002 Ohio Valley Conference title and a NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth. His defensive unit at Murray State in 2003 was ranked first in pass defense in the OVC, fourth in Division I-AA and in total defense the Racers were ranked 35th nationally.
Prior to that he served the 2000 season at Southern Illinois University as the defensive coordinator where his unit was ranked first in the conference and tenth in Division I-AA after being last in 1999. He served for six seasons prior to Southern Illinois at Southern University in Louisiana. While at Southern the Jaguars won four Southwest Athletic Conference titles and were twice named Black College National Champions (1995,1997). His defensive units were ranked in the top 10 in Division I-AA in all six of his years at Southern. He also coached at Wake Forest University for three seasons working with the secondary and the punt return team. While at Wake, the Deacons won the 1992 Independence Bowl and his punt return team was ranked in the top 20 nationally all three seasons.
A 1981 Hillsdale College graduate, Vite earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education and minored in history. The native of Elkhart, IN. won three football letters as a running back and won the 1980 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as a senior. He started coaching at his alma mater in 1981 where Hillsdale advanced to the NAIA semifinals.
Vite and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Jennie, 14, and Michael, 16. Vite and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Jennie, 14, and Michael, 16.
15 Football Players Named To ACFC All-Academic Team - Apprentice School, 3 Feb 2011 [cached]
"This is a great honor for these young men to be recognized for the academic progress with the conference," said Apprentice School Head Coach Michael Vite.
Final interviews set for TSU vacancy - Tuesday, 01/04/05, 4 Jan 2005 [cached]
Mike Vite, defensive coordinator at Bacone (Okla.) College, and Dennis Winston, defensive line coach at the University of Toledo, are both scheduled to visit the campus this week.
Prior to joining the staff at Bacone, an NAIA school in Muskogee, Okla., in July, Vite spent three seasons as defensive coordinator at OVC rival Murray State.He also has been in that role at Southern Illinois and at Southern, in addition to working at Newberry, Wake Forest, East Tennessee State, Illinois State, Michigan State and Hillsdale.At Murray, Southern Illinois and Southern, his defensive units were ranked among the top 10 in I-AA.
"I know they've got some good candidates," Vite, 46, said.
This year's team will have a ..., 27 Aug 2008 [cached]
This year's team will have a new look, starting at the top as first-year head coach Michael Vite takes over for Phil Janaro who moved into a management position with The Apprentice School.
Vite, who comes to the Builders after serving two years as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Guilford College, has a solid background on the defensive side of the ball. Over the last 14 years he has served as a defensive coordinator at Morgan State University, Murray State University, Southern University, Southern Illinois University and Bacone College.
"We have a good mix of talented veterans and youngsters at every position who are growing together as a unit," said Vite. "Our offensive line returns with experience at every position and a good group behind them who will help them gel into a strong group for us."
On defense, Vite will see a healthy, experienced core of returnees headed by senior linebacker Jeremy Smith.
"The players are working very hard to get into the right mindset to play the defense needed for us to accomplish our goals," Vite said.
"You got to have great special teams in order to compete for a championship," said Vite.
"We have a very competitive schedule ahead that will challenge the players and coaches," said Vite.
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