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Mike Garrett (soccer)

Personal information
Full nameMichael Garrett
Date of birthApril 14, 1961(age 55)
Place of birthWashington, D.C., United States
Height1.77 m (5 ft 09 in)
Playing positionForward / Midfielder

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Mike Garrett (born April 14, 1961 in Washington, DC) is a retired American soccer player and current businessman.

In 1979, Garrett graduated in from McLean High School. He then attended George Mason University where he played soccer for two and a half seasons. He turned professional in October 1981 after the Memphis Americans of the Major Indoor Soccer League drafted him in the first round of the 1981 collegiate draft. In the summer of 1984, he played outdoor soccer with the Buffalo Storm of the United Soccer League.

In 1984, he moved to the Kalamazoo Kangaroos of the American Indoor Soccer Association as a player and assistant coach. He was elevated to head coach mid-way through the 1985-1986 season. The team folded at the end of the season and in 1987 Garrett moved to the Toledo Pride as a player-coach. Garrett was known as a player for his exceptional skill, ball control and dribbling. As a coach he led both franchises he coached from a last place position to the playoffs. He is the founder and owner of SoccerZone ( SoccerZone is a company that develops and operates indoor soccer facilities in Michigan and Indiana. The company has locations in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Grand Blanc, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana. He has also coached for TKO Premier Soccer (, a Kalamazoo, Michigan, youth soccer club, since 1985. He is married to Tina (Blount) Garrett, formerly of Gordonsville, Va. They have 2 children.

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