|Mike Code (278-146) begins his sixteenth season as the head coach of the Brossart Mustangs,
bringing a near twenty game wins average into the 2019-20 season. His teams have won three
district tournaments and the 10th Region All "A" Classic eleven times. Mike has been named the
10th Region Class "A" Coach of the Year in eleven of his fifteenth seasons as our head coach,
and was the overall 10th Region Coach of the Year as well, in 2013. Twice he has been named
the 10th Region KABC Coach of the Year and honored at Rupp Arena in 2007 and 2016.
In Coach Code's ffifteen years we have experienced only a single losing season. His 2006-07
Mustangs tied a school record for most wins in a season with 28, and set a new school record for
best win percentage in a season (28-5) at 84.8%. The 2007 Mustangs won the 10th Region All
"A" Classic, and the 2007 All "A" State Championship. They were also NKAC Division II
Undefeated Champions and 37th District Champions. Coach Code was named the 10th Region
Class "A" Coach of the Year for the third time, the KABC 10th Region Coach of the Year, and
the NKCA Division II Coach of the Year.
Mike Code grew up in Walton where he played for the Walton-Verona Bearcats and was a
member of their "Do You Believe In Miracles??" 1986 Regional Runner-Up team. He began his
coaching career at Tichenor Middle School back in 1990-91 and became Freshmen Boys Coach at
Erlanger Lloyd the following year. In four years he posted a 70-23 record with the freshmen
Mike Code was at Highlands from 1995 through 2002, first compiling a 40-2 record as freshmen
coach in two seasons before joining Coach John Messmer's staff where the Bluebirds won three
consecutive 9th Region Championships in 1997, 1998, and 1999. He and former Mustang head
coach Willie Schlarman both served as assistants on the 1997 team which played in the "Sweet
Sixteen" Championship Game at Rupp Arena where they were State Runners-up to Louisville
In 2000 Coach Mike Code had the privilege of serving as an assistant on the Kentucky All-Stars
|Mike Code comes from a basketball background. His dad, Bill Code is a member of the
Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame amassing 421 career varsity wins during his career,
which is fifth best in Northern Kentucky History. The senior Coach Code coached for much of
his career at St. Henry and Lloyd Memorial in Erlanger.
Coach Mike Code is joined on the Mustang staff by his brother Scott, who serves as the
Mustangs' top varsity assistant. He is back on staff for a second go-round after serving with the
Mustangs from 2004 through 2007 when we won the All "A" State Championship, before taking
a four year hiatus to become the head coach at Campbell County and assistant at Thomas More
Brossart grads Curt Bezold and Zach Hertzenberg team up to coach our Freshmen Mustangs.
Curt is a member of our 1998 10th Region Runners-up team. Zach was a member of our 2008
10th Region "A" Champs and played a four year baseball career at Brescia College in
Mike is married to the former Kimberly Clayton and the couple still reside in Walton where their two young sons Matthew and
Andrew are Walton-Verona Bearcats. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in physical education from Northern
Kentucky University in 1994 and completed his master's degree in 1998.
His varsity players publicly refer to Coach Code as "Awesome."
|Did You Know That Coach Mike Code's Is The Longest Tenured Head Coach In The
History of Brossart Basketball and His Win Percentage of
65.6% (278-149) Is Tops Among All Former Mustang Head Coaches
"Dean of 10th Region
Having served as head
coach longer than any other
head coach in the Region.
| During this past off-season Mike was named to the 10th Region Hall of
Fame, joining his predecessor, Willie Schlarman, and more recently joined
his dad, Northern Kentucky Basketball icon, Bill Code, as a member of the
Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.