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USD Sports Performance Staff

Stephane Rochet
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Stephane Rochet is in his sixth year as Director of Athletic Performance Training at USD. Prior to coming to USD, Rochet worked as an assistant strength coach at UCLA and at Indiana University and was a police officer in Newport Beach. Rochet received his Master's in Sports Administration from the University of Ohio. In addition, he holds the USAW Level I certification, Russian Kettlebell Certification and is a certified CrossFit Instructor.

Matt Couch
Assistant Strength Coach

Matt Couch assumed the position as Assistant Strength Coach at the University of San Diego in 2010. Matt is an alumni of the University of San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in leadership. While at USD he was a vital member of the baseball team being named Captain his senior year, he earned All-Conference honors three years in a row as a pitcher for the Toreros. Matt went on to play professional baseball overseas for a year in Sweden before injuries shortened his career. Couch is certified in CrossFit, Olympic Weghtlifting, Powerlifting and CrossFit Football. He is currently pursuing his certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS). He also competes and is an avid CrossFit athlete.