Don Mico was born and raised in Sacramento, right down the street from Cosumnes River College. He moved to Reno with his mother and attended high school at Earl Wooster High. After high school, he played a year at Merced College. He then moved back to Sacramento, and played at Sacramento City College. After Sac City, he finished his education at Sacramento State and got a BS degree in Kinesiology, and a Masters Degree in Kinesiology.
He started his coaching career as a JV assistant at Earl Wooster High in 1992. In 1994, he became a Volunteer Assistant at Sac City under the tutelage of Jerry Weinstein and Paul Camazzi. During his time at Sac City, their baseball team won back-to-back state Championships in 1998 and 1999. He coached numerous players that received D1, D2, and NAIA scholarships, and professional contracts. Notable players included: Mike Neu (California Bears Head Coach), Matt Riley of the Baltimore Orioles, and Joe Thurston of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2003, he left college baseball to focus on his family, and opened a sports consulting business. The business was for professional, college, and high school athletes, and teenage kids to work on body movements and specific sports training. Players like Joe Thurston of the St. Louis Cardinals, JD Davis of the Houston Astros, and Tim Wheeler and Casey Weathers of the Colorado Rockies were a few of his clients.
In the fall of 2011, after a talk with a friend and pro baseball scout Kevin Bootay, he decided to give coaching another go. Kevin contacted Coach Tony Bloomfield, and Coach Bloomfield hired him as a Volunteer Assistant. The Hawks would go on to win the State Championship in the Spring of 2012. He has spent the last six years helping out with every aspect of the team with Coach Bloomfield.
“I have been truly blessed to have been given this opportunity to be mentored by Coach Bloomfield over the last six years. He has taught me more then just the coaching side but also how to be a Father to my two sons. Words can not express how his family and him have helped me be a better dad. Thank you Coach Bloomfield.”
He has two sons. DJ is attending McGeorge Law School and JD (Shorty) is a infielder on this year’s team.