Michael is originally from Atlanta, Ga. He moved to Smyrna, Ga where he played Football and baseball at Campbell high school. He was more of a baseball player then converted over to football his sophomore year. He played nose guard during this time and helped his team get into the state playoffs for the first time ever in 2007.
Michael continued his football career at Jacksonville State as a preferred walk-on, where he majored in Exercise Physiology and minored in Nutrition. After a year of hard work and dedication, he received a full scholarship playing defensive line. He was a part of two conference champions and was on the 2010 team where Jacksonville State beat Ole Miss in double Overtime. Leading up to his senior year, he suffered a ruptured Patella Tendon that forced him to end his career. He continued as a student- assistant coaching the Tight Ends for the remainder of that year.
After graduating in 2011, he decided to further his education and attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his Masters in Physical Education: Option of Exercise and Wellness. He was in a program called KAPE (Kentucky Adapted Physical Education) program, where he helped with children that have disabilities, and he was a graduate assistant in the Strength and Conditioning facility. Michael was the head Strength Coach for Track and field, Competition squads, Tennis, and Women’s Golf. During the summer, he also had an internship at Kennesaw State University assisting with their Strength and Conditioning program. He graduated from EKU in 2013.
Mike is a firm believer in sports performance training and knew this was his life calling. He is a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach by USA Weightlifting, Level 1 Training for Warriors Coach, Parisi Speed School, and is a Certified Strength and Condition Coach.