Lieutenant Michael Higbie graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2009 with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Mike joined the men’s lacrosse coaching staff as a defensive assistant in 2013. He now coaches the midfielders and shares defensive coordination with his college teammate and fellow Lieutenant Pat Powers.
As a player for the Academy, Mike was a four year starter at Long Stick Midfield (LSM). He served as captain during his senior season and also earned first team All-Conference honors.
Before returning to the Academy as a teacher, Mike served onboard Coast Guard cutters in Charleston, S.C. and Woods Hole, Mass. He performed Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue missions from the Southwestern Caribbean to the North Atlantic and sailed twice through the Panama Canal.
At the Academy, Mike is an instructor in the Professional Maritime Studies Branch where he teaches navigation and shiphandling to first class cadets.
Mike, who is from Centereville, VA, and his wife Keely live in Quaker Hill with their daughter Skylar.