Head Coach and President of Mississippi Barbell
Here at Mississippi Barbell we pride ourselves in increasing our knowledge base and sharing that knowledge with our members and the community.
Tyler Smith, OTR/L
B.S. Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from Mississippi State University
Licensed Occupational Therapist
Master's of Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Level 3 Advanced Sports Performance Coach (first male coach in the state with this distinction)
Athlete Development Camp Coach
9 years class based functional fitness coaching and programming experience
Shadowed The Lab Gym owned by Justin Thacker
Coached and qualified national lifters (American Open, Youth, Junior, University, Master and Senior Nationals)
Team USA Skeleton Team Member
2 South Central CrossFit Regionalists
State champion weightlifter
Session A weightlifters in National Competitions
National USAW athlete
First place and best lifter awards (USAW)
Former competitive skateboarder
Tony Hawk Scholarship recipient
All assistant coaches have competed in USAW sanctioned events, shadowed under our Head Coaches, and are competent, qualified and current USAW certified coaches.
Only those listed here are affiliated in a coaching capacity with our organization.
Caleb "Cub" Gressett (intern)