About Mickey Dollens
30 minute summary of Mickey Dollens' life story: Mickey Dollens: Intersection Podcast
Mickey is a fifth generation Oklahoman whose roots go back to his Great, Great Grandfather in Colgate, Oklahoma. At an early age the Oklahoma values of hard work, commitment, and determination were instilled in Mickey. It was these very qualities that guided him in earning a football scholarship to Southern Methodist University in 2006. Shortly after graduation, Mickey earned a spot on the USA Bobsled team. While a member of Team USA, from 2012 to 2014, Mickey wrote and published a book titled “Recruit Yourself: Earn a NCAA Football Scholarship” His book teaches high school football players how to excel in the classroom and earn athletic scholarships.
After retiring from the USA bobsled team in 2014, Mickey returned to Oklahoma and worked on a drilling rig. He saved up enough money from working in the oil patch to buy a home and launch his own small business in South OKC, Tree Trunx. Tree Trunx is a knee sleeve company that provides compression and warmth for Olympic weightlifters, power lifters, and athletes all over the world. Dollens' company ensures a tree is planted for every pair sold. More than 100 trees have been planted in 2016. Video Interview: Tree Trunx
Mickey Dollens is a certified public school teacher and taught at U.S. Grant High School in South OKC. He was one of the 208 OKCPS teachers laid off in 2016 due to the disastrous budget cuts set forth by our state's legislature. FOX 25 Interview
Dollens was awarded the 2015 Oklahoma's 30 under 30 award. Outside of the classroom, Mickey enjoys working on his M.A. in Education at the University of Oklahoma, volunteering his time as a coach, growing his small business, mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, working on his house, competing in power lifting and Olympic weightlifting competitions, supporting locally owned eateries, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.