Mike LaRoche was an outstanding basketball player, playing both forward and guard positions at Cal Poly.
Mike was a three-time All-California Collegiate Athletic
Association player known for his great shooting and scoring
ability. Mike finished 6th in scoring in 1965-66, 1st in 1966-67,
and 2nd in 1967-68 in the very tough CCAA. He was named to the
All-West Coast team in 1966-67 and 1967-68. MikeÕs Cal Poly
career included the following school records: Highest point average
in one season - 23.9 PPG (1966-67 season); 1500 points scored in 3
year career (70 games); 21.4 points scoring average in 3 year
career; 571 field goal made (career); 358 free throws made (3 year
After his playing days at Cal Poly, Mike signed a professional basketball contract and played briefly with the Los Angeles Stars of the American Basketball Association. After returning to Cal Poly to finish his studies, Mike graduated in 1969. He attended the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific from 1969 to 1975 where he received his law degree.
Mike currently has a successful law practice in Sacramento. He continues to play basketball in Master's tournaments and has won two national championships. He is married to wife Lynn of 14 years and has two children.