Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
LSU men's basketball coach Matt McMahon announced the hiring of new Baton Rouge native Michael Chatman, who will serve as the Tigers' new strength and conditioning coach.

Chatman spent the past five seasons as the Sports Performance Coach for the men’s basketball team at Stanford. Per

The native of Baton Rouge graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in applied science and earned his master’s degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to welcome Mike Chatman to LSU as our head strength and conditioning coach,” said Coach McMahon. “Coach Chatman is well-respected in the profession for his ability to develop players, lead and build teams, and impact winning. He has coached multiple NBA draft picks and will be instrumental in our player development program. We can’t wait for him to get started in Baton Rouge.”

Early in his career, Chatman served as assistant strength and conditioning coach for a little over a year at Southern University of Baton Rouge and then spent a year-and-a-half working for legendary coach Gayle Hatch’s weightlifting program as assistant strength coach.

He has spent time at Michigan, Texas and Penn State before being named the Director of Basketball Performance in 2016 at Southern Mississippi. In 2017, he moved to Towson where he was the Assistant Athletic Director of Strength and Conditioning at Towson.
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mcspufftiger71 month
If he trained under Gayle Hatch I'll take him. Hatch used to train LSU players and high school studs during summers before Moffet got big at LSU.
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