JGM Coach

Mike Carson

Mike Carson
  • Name: Mike Carson
  • Class: 2024
  • School: Line Mountain

Coach Carson is a 1970 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School. After graduation he attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 1970-72 then transferred to Millersville University, where he graduated in 1975. Coach Carson began his coaching career in 1975 at Hempfield, where he served as a junior high assistant coach before moving to Tri-Valley in 1980.

Coach Carson taught at Tri-Valley from 1980-88 and coached from 1981-87. Coach Carson started as an assistant coach in 81, then took over as head coach from 1982-87. In 1988 Coach Carson moved to coach and teach at Line Mountain, again starting as a varsity assistant before taking over as head coach from 1990-96. Coach Carson resigned as head coach following the 1996 season to watch his son, and current Line Mountain head coach, Brandon, play college football. He later came back as head coach from 2009-2011.

Overall Coach Carson's teams went 128-68-2, and Line Mountain was 86-35 under his leadership and won the school's first-ever District IV championship in 1995. In total, Coach Carson has won nine Tri-Valley Conference championships, has been the Tri-Valley Conference Coach of the Year 10 times, and has been named Reading Eagle Coach of the Year and Daily Item Coach of the Year.

During his coaching career, Coach Carson also served as a wrestling coach and at the present time is a coaching basketball at Line Mountain. He also held the position of administrator at Upper Dauphin and Line Mountain high schools.