Head Coach Michael Cazayoux

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Coach Michael Cazayoux has returned to his home state of Louisiana to join the Bruce Barbell staff. Cazayoux was a member of Hack’s Pack UTE during their two time Games Affiliate Team Championship wins in 2012 and 2013. Coach Cazayoux was also a member of the Hack’s Pack UTE Team that placed 9th in the world in 2011. Michael started learning Olympic lifting and power lifting at the age of 13. He also trained under legendary coach Gayle Hatch.


Cazayoux1Coach Cazayoux was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Southern Utah University, where he designed and implemented the training for the track and field team, as well as women’s soccer. Michael also has over 2 years of experience in personal and cross training for individual clients. Currently, Cazayoux is an intern with the LSU Strength and Conditioning staff where he primarily works with the football and baseball teams.

Michael graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Sports Performance from Southern Utah University. Coach Cazayoux is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA, a certified Sports Performance coach from USAW, and holds the CrossFit Level 1 Coach certification. Michael is also a Functional Movement Systems certified exercise professional.