As a 2015 graduate of UW-Milwaukee, he was an All-American and named Horizon League Player of the Year after his sophomore season. He also received honorable mention status on the Louisville Slugger All-American Squad, becoming the first Panther underclassman to ever receive the honor.
Porcaro has extensive experience in the Northwoods League, having both played and coached. He played two seasons for the Eau Claire Express in 2013-14, and became the bench coach for the same franchise in 2015.
Mike Porcaro is engaged to Kenosha native, Sydney Paulsen. They currently reside in Milwaukee and are planning for their wedding in August 2020. In his free time, Porcaro can be found at Starbucks or Chipotle listening to podcasts or reading books.