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HOME LIFE: Michael was born in Kahuku, Hawaii and later moved to the Island of Moloka’i where he grew up.  He has 3 siblings (2 brothers and a sister).  He is married to Tanza Tupola who is a current Mountain Peak Coach.  They met while attending Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

EDUCATION: Michael completed his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Exercise and Sports Science - Health and Wellness.  He later attended the University of Utah for his graduate program and received his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology - Coaching Wellness.  He is currently a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.

EXPERIENCE: While at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Michael worked as an assistant to the Strength and Conditioning Coach.  In this capacity he was able to work with numerous teams from Women’s volleyball to Men’s and Women’s basketball.  Michael has been involved with Mountain Peak Volleyball for the past two seasons as the primary strength and conditioning coach leading individual and team workouts.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

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