Mike Gore is in his 28th year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. He currently serves the school as an Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. In his post, Gore is the liaison with the media, handling all media-related activities concerning the athletic department. He also assists with game management and sport oversight.
In 2004, Gore served as the school’s Interim Athletics Director for six months prior to the hiring of Janet Cone. He is the chairman of the school’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame committee.
The Buffalo native has been a longtime contributor to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Hendersonville Times-News and has written for Blue Ribbon Basketball Magazine. He was also the official scorer for the Asheville Tourists for 20 years. In 2005, Gore was honored with the first Mike Gore Bulldog Service Award at UNC Asheville’s Athletics Banquet.
Gore is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. His family moved to Western North Carolina in 1977 from Buffalo, where he become a long-suffering fan of the Buffalo Bills.
Gore is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. His wife Lisa is an Assistant District Attorney for the 28th Judicial District.