In college, Stephane Rochet got up at 3:30 in the morning to help out at Ohio University’s weight room with Ethan Reeve, who was the strength coach.
“Just one of the lucky breaks in my life,” Rochet says. “(He) was an absolute genius.”
He adds: “That’s when I knew this is what I wanted to do.”
Today, Rochet is the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of San Diego and part of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff.
“This is like a dream job,” he says.
With a busy work schedule, Rochet has been focused on ensuring he spends enough time with his two young sons.
“There’s a lot of things I miss,” he explains. “I just want to find a balance with that.”
Rochet has one big family trip per year and also spends time in the evening playing with his sons.
“We do not have a rule about balls in the house. There’s been a bunch of things broken. That’s fine,” he says.
The multitalented Rochet is also a member of Coach Mike Burgener’s staff for the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer Course.
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Additional reading: Defenders of the Realm by Hilary Achauer, published Oct. 29, 2011.