Mike graduated from Alexandria High School in 1970 and
was a standout athlete for the Cardinals in football, baseball, and
wrestling. A major highlight was winning the state heavy weight
wrestling championship his senior year. After graduating high school,
Mike attended the University of Minnesota where he played football for
the Gophers and was named captain in 1973.
From 1975 to 1982,
Mike taught and coached football in Olivia, MN and then moved back to
Alexandria with his wife, Terri (McCabe) Steidl, in 1983 to be a
financial advisor. He was active coaching his three children, Sam, Tom,
and Katy in youth athletics, was a founding member of the Cardinal
Athletic Foundation, and was president of the Alexandria Grid Club from 1995 - 2005.
athletics has always been important to Mike, including his hobbies of
hunting, fishing, golfing, and skiing, spending time with his four
grandchildren, his family, and friends gives him the most joy. This
June he and Terri will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary.