Beloved UNOH Instructor Passes Away

Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019


UNOH Instructor Mike Streicher

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mike Streicher, a High Performance Instructor in the College of Applied Technologies, who passed away unexpectedly at his home yesterday at the age of 62. Mike had been a valued member of the UNOH family since November 14, 2005, and will be missed by all of us.  Mr. Streicher obtained his Associate’s Degree from UNOH in High Performance Technology in 2010 and his Bachelor’s Degree from UNOH in Specialized Studies-Business in 2018.  Mike was an ASE Engine Machinist Certified Instructor. Mike had nearly completed 14 years of employment for UNOH and was a memorable instructor, mentor, and friend to many of his past and current students.  He also served as a Motorsports Team Assistant Coach. 

Last Fall, Mike was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame for his success in nearly all facets of midget racing. The Findlay, Ohio native won USAC National Midget championships as a driver, car owner, mechanic, and car builder.  In 1983, he captured his first series title with USAC as a car owner and mechanic for driver Rich Vogler.  In 1988 at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway, he won the first of his six career USAC National Midget features and was victorious in the Hoosier Dome Invitational in 1990.  The following season, in 1991, Streicher raced to three victories, the USAC National Midget driver title and his third owner championship.  He constructed the Hawk Chassis, which raced to countless Midget feature wins in USAC, NAMARS, ARCA, NEMA, ARDC, and others.

Please keep Mike’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Human Resources has provided the following phone number of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for colleagues who may feel that they need their services, which are confidential:  1-800-752-7923 or (419) 226-9171. 

The UNOH Counseling Center provides grief counseling for individuals in need of support and/or additional resources. UNOH students or employees in need of any additional support are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment.

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Last updated: 11/07/2019