Michael Dushock, a graduate of Monsignor McClancy’s Class of 1970, has enjoyed a long and successful career in tennis. Mike’s accomplishments in high school tennis include serving as team captain in his junior and senior years, being selected to the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s First (All-Star) Team in his last two years, winning the Athletic Association of Private Schools Championship his senior year on center court at the West Side Tennis Club, and being the runner-up in the Brooklyn-Queens High School Championship (now the Mayor’s Cup). Mike finished Senior year with an over-all record of 22 wins and 2 losses. His 4 year total was an impressive 68 wins and ten losses.
Mike played college tennis for the University of Albuquerque and St. Francis College in Brooklyn. After that, he took up teaching and is a certified instructor with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). He has coached some of the top junior players on the east coast, including his 18 year-old son, Brian, who is playing Division One tennis on scholarship at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mike married his wife, Susan, in 1977, and they have lived happily ever since with their only son, Brian. Mike and his family relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida in the summer of 2003 to help further Brian’s tennis career. Mike is working as an independent professional now that Brian is in college. He hopes to use his talent to develop other juniors like Brian.