"NSA is more than a school. It is a community that is made up of people who only want to see each other succeed at the highest level. To be able to teach and coach in an environment that has that type of support is special and something I do not take for granted. I can honestly say I love working at NSA, because the people I have been lucky enough to connect with during my time here are considered much more than students, co-workers and fellow coaches. They are my family."
Center for Academic Excellence Instructor and Head Varsity Football Coach
Mike Biehl joined the NSA family as a teacher and the head varsity football coach in August of 2016. Mr. Biehl is a native of Virginia Beach and an alumnus of Salem High School’s Class of 2002. After a decorated high school career in which he garnered First Team All-State honors, Mr. Biehl went on to earn a scholarship to play Division I football at Iona College, where he majored in mass communication. He graduated in 2006 and immediately began his coaching career as the school’s quarterback coach. Coach Biehl jumped at an opportunity to become a graduate assistant football coach at Northern Illinois University for one season before moving on to Kent State University as a graduate assistant coach and assistant safeties coach. He was a part of the Golden Flashes football staff until 2010.
In the summer of 2010, Mr. Biehl moved back home to Virginia Beach to begin his teaching career at Tallwood High School as a special education teaching assistant, while coaching football at Kellam High School. In 2011, Coach Biehl earned his special education teacher’s license and was hired as a full-time teacher by Tallwood High School, where he was also hired as a Varsity Football Coach. From 2011-2016, Mr. Beihl taught English 11 as well as Biology, Earth Science and Algebra I. During that time, he also served as the football team’s defensive backs and quarterbacks coach, as well as held the titles of offensive and defensive coordinator and head of strength and conditioning. Mr. Biehl helped Tallwood earn its first berth into the VHSL playoffs in almost a decade in 2014 and mentored and guided over 15 athletes to play college football. Mr. Biehl's wife, Sara, is a kindergarten teacher in Virginia Beach, and they have a daughter, Kira, and a son, Brendon.