Michael Viani graduated from Fairmont Senior High School, in
which he was a 2x state champ in wrestling and 4-year starter at shortstop in
baseball in the leadoff spot with a career batting average of .430. He also played 3 years of varsity football
for the Polar Bears. Mr. Viani attended WVU for one year on wrestling scholarship but
eventually transferred to Fairmont State University in which he played baseball
for 3 years. He graduated from FSU with
double major in Exercise Science and Health Science.
He started working for DJS in April 2006 at the Industrial Home
for Youth (IHY) as Correctional Officer.
During his year as an officer he was a school officer and REAP
officer. He was promoted to Correctional
Counselor 1 (CC1) for recreation. In November 2009, he transferred to Marion County YRC as a CC1 and in February 2011 he transferred back to IHY as the CC1 for general population residents. He also worked in the facility's Diagnostic Unit
and Wellness Center.
In October 2011, he was promoted to Case Manager of Wellness
Center. Then in May 2012 he transferred back to Marion County YRC as Case Manager
until May 2016 when he was named interim Director of Marion County YRC. He was
named Director of Marion County YRC in October 2016.
Mike has three boys Dominic, Sammy and Luca. Mike has coached Little League baseball and
youth football since 2008 and is currently on the Fairmont Little League Board
of Directors and the Teen Court Board of Directors.