Mike Trame joined the DIA Academic services staff in August of 2009. He began his career as an Athletic Academic Advisor in 2004 at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. He served in that capacity for the entire athletic department. Trame was named Academic Advisor in the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois in January 2009 where he held that position until the opportunity to join the DIA presented itself in the summer of 2009. Currently he works with the men's and women's track teams, men's wrestling team, and the men's tennis team.
Trame has also been a successful coach. He started his career at GCMS High School in Gibson City, Ill., from 1996-2000 where he coached volleyball, men's basketball and softball. He then taught at Armstrong High School and coached volleyball at St. Joseph-Ogden High School where he guided the SJO volleyball team to the IHSA Elite 8 in 2001. In 2004 he was named head coach of the Parkland College Volleyball program and served in that role from 2004 to 2008. During his tenure at Parkland, the Cobras' finished as high as third place in the NJCAA Tournament. He worked for the University of Illinois volleyball camps for 15 years and currently works with the Prime Time Volleyball Club.
A native of Lebanon, Ill., Trame earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois in 1994 and his master's degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from Illinois in 2007. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children (Stephanie and Mackenzie) and reside in St. Joseph, Ill.
Updated May 2012