Our Coaches




Jacob Cloud is a USAPL Senior National Coach and USAW certified coach. Jacob has been competing in powerlifting since 2009, and coaching national-level athletes since 2010. He has experience with lifters of a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels, and helping folks get stronger and healthier is his full-time passion. Coach Cloud has been working with online clients for over 5 years, and coaches in-person at the legendary Hyde Park Gym in Austin. He has been a coach on the USAPL National team at IPF Worlds and his lifters have won championships and set records in multiple powerlifting federations. Notably, he coaches Ben Pollack, who has won Boss of Bosses and the US Open and set all-time American Records.

Coach Cloud has an amazing wife, Jessica, who is also a lifter and coach (and helps to run VS!), as well as two amazing young daughters and two very rambunctious puppers.

Contact Jacob at jacob@vintagestrong.com or follow him on Instagram at CoachCloud.



Dave is a coach and competitive Masters (over age 40) powerlifter who runs a powerlifting club in Houston, Texas out of his awesome home gym.

Contact Dave at dave@vintagestrong.com and follow him on Twitter at @coach_dave_vs.