Michael Botticelli skated pairs with Sheryl Franks. Together they won the Eastern US Pairs Championship in 1977-79. They were also third at the US Championships from 1977-80, qualifying them for the World Championships each year. At the Worlds they placed ninth in 1977-79, and 10th in 1980. Together they later skated professionally with Ice Chips until 1991. Botticelli then became a coach at his home club, The Skating Club of Boston. He coached figure skaters but later also became a coach teaching skating skills to ice hockey players.