Michael Fly is in his first season as a member of head coach Leonard Hamilton's staff at Florida State. His main responsibility as the Seminoles' video coordinator is to continue the programs' reputation as one of the most technology advanced and video friendly teams in all of college basketball. Florida State is at the forefront of video editing and player development with the expert utilization of one of the most extensive video units available at any level of basketball.
Fly is responsible for managing the Seminoles' multi-million dollar video unit in the Florida State Basketball Training Center. The unit was designed specifically for the Seminole men's basketball program and allows the coaching staff to provide the best teaching and development information to each of the players in the program. The system allows for the instantaneous study of practice and game video which helps each player improve his skills and abilities on a daily basis.
Fly comes to Florida State after serving a Corporate and Broadcast Alliances internship at the NCAA in 2008 and has an extensive knowledge of video editing as he worked as a video intern with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats during the 2006-07 season. His responsibilities with the Bobcats included the editing of opponents' game film, preparing the organization for the 2007 NBA draft and assisting the coaching staff in numerous aspects of the overall operations of the team.
Fly also served as the basketball content coordinator for www.5starhoops.com, the basketball education website of Five Star Basketball, the tradition rich high school basketball camp. His responsibilities included authoring articles and blogs, serving as the liaison between the website and coaches who submitted basketball content for publication and conducting seminars with numerous coaches at the 2007 NABC Expo at the Final Four in Atlanta.
Before joining the Bobcats, interned at Preston-Osborne Marketing Communications and Research in Lexington, Ky. His duties at the firm included editing, researching and writing press releases for clients, producing its in-house newsletter and working with its account managers on client-based communication projects.
Fly earned his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 2006. While attending the University of Kentucky, he worked as a student assistant men's basketball coach at NAIA powerhouse Georgetown College where he gained experience in live scouting, recruiting and individual improvement at the collegiate level.