Mike Petri joined Bay Ridge Prep in 2018 and began leading the Athletics Department in 2022. He teaches math and coaches in the soccer, basketball and baseball programs. Prior to joining the Bay Ridge Prep community, Mike taught in the science and math departments as well as coached rugby and soccer at Xavier High School in Manhattan. At Xavier, he also filled in as assistant athletic director on an interim basis.
Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his master’s degree from St. Joseph’s University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing rugby, exercising, and surfing. A former professional rugby player who played in three Rugby World Cups, he runs youth sports programs outside of Bay Ridge Prep and is also an on-air sports broadcaster for FOX Sports coverage of Major League Rugby games. He is the author of “R is for Rugby: An Alphabet Book”, a fully illustrated children’s book that explores the alphabet to introduce children and their families to the sport of rugby.