Mike Chriss attended Prescott School where he earned the honor of being a three-year varsity letterman. Mike was selected to the Arizona 2nd team All-State his senior year at 3rd base. Mike had a stellar senior year, leading the region in home runs and winning the home run derby while setting a new regional record at fifteen homeruns.
Mike went on to play college baseball for two years at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he became the first true freshman to start at 3rd base in 17 years. During this time Mike also was an assistant coach at Whittier Christian High School and youth summer camp coach with FCA Baseball. Mike and his beautiful wife, Drew, live in Prescott. He remains active within the game and enjoys riding mountain bikes and being outdoors.