Meet the Director

Mike ColeHello all. I would like to introduce myself and the position in which I have been appointed.


My name is Mike Cole. Born and raised in Columbia, Tyrrell County.  CHS Class of ‘89.  One daughter, Mackenzie with Grandson, Khristian.  I am the Athletic Director for CHS/CMS.  Named Tyrrell Rec Director July 6.2021


I am extremely humbled and over the moon excited for this opportunity. I will openly admit, I do not have all the answers and I need help. I am at peace with both because I know Tyrrell County has the best community of volunteers in the world.


I ask if you have any questions, concerns or ideas to PLEASE let me know. Our children deserve the very best experience that playing sports can give them. With us working together, we can deliver this to and for them.


We are rolling out our registration this week. To sign up for any of our various Fall sports please do so using FamilyID (https://www.familyid.com/programs/tyrrell-county-recreation-fall-registration)  for registration and payment purposes.  You will create an account. Wait for the activation email then fill out the sports in which your little one would like to play. We will pay the fees through K12. If you have an issue with that you can always give fees via check or cash to myself with receipt back to you.

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We are in need of volunteers for various roles and responsibilities. Coaches, concession stands, field maintenance, etc.  We are in need of volunteers for various roles and duties. While doing registration please fill out an area you would be happy to help out in. THANK YOU! 


On the registration process is a contract for each family to sign as well. It says, we agree to have our children at all practices, to exhibit sportsmanship and expectations. This is the spot where we all agree to be on the same page striving for the same thing with the same vision.This is Tyrrell County’s REC Dept. It will be run by each of us. Not myself, or just a couple of people, but the entire community.. It truly takes a village, so it’s time for each of us to have our opinions heard and to step up to help. Without a doubt I know we have a community more than willing to help in any capacity we need..so THANK YOU!!


I have had the privilege to hear from many of you already...love each conversation! I do ask again if you have any questions, concerns or ideas to PLEASE reach out. My office is in the CHS gym, 252-796-8161 x238, cell 252 394 6287.  mcole@tycomsil.net.