Mike has been involved in the highest level in competitive sports for over 20 years. As an athlete, Mike was 16-time Arkansas Powerlifting Champion (1984-1999), 4-time National Powerlifting Champion (1987, 1990, 1991, and 1992), and 2-time Team USA Member, competing in Moscow, USSR (1990) and Cote D’Ivoire, Africa (1991), all the while setting (and breaking) his own state and national records. Mike’s greatest personal athletic achievement was earning the title of Junior World Champion for his weight class in Moscow.
Upon obtaining his undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Arkansas, Mike began his coaching career as a Graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas where he began his studies in Exercise Science. Following his time at Arkansas, Mike continued his graduate work in Exercise Science while serving as an assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Mississippi, until he was selected as Murray State’s first Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. During Mike’s 14 years in college coaching, he trained several Olympians, professional tennis and golf players, and NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes.
Mike is the proud father of two children. His son, Matthew, played at the University of Arkansas, where he was a captain and played outfield for the baseball team. Matthew now plays in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Mike’s daughter, Olivia, is a high school junior where she plays volleyball and softball.
Mike is passionate about youth athletics and is excited to share his program with you and to help your child reach his or her full potential.