Michael completed BA’s in Health Science and Kinesiology at Whitworth University and earned his Master’s in Sports Medicine with a specialization in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. During his graduate studies he completed internships with Gonzaga University, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs) strength and conditioning programs. Upon completion of his graduate studies he relocated to Charlottesville, VA to work as a strength and conditioning professional intern for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at the University of Virginia. Along with this diverse coaching experience Taylor brings the experience of being a four-year letterman for Whitworth’s Men’s basketball team.
Michael is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Gonzaga University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and holds his United States Weight Lifting Level 1 and Functional Movement Systems Level 1 certifications.