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Staff

We carefully screen our staff to ensure they believe in our positive methods of coaching to help children reach their full potential.  Our coaches are Safety Certified through USA Gymnastics and attend Coaching clinics whenever they can to help them stay knowledgeable about the best training methods.

 

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Almir Tagliari, Boys Team Coach

Coach Piti has been coaching since 1985 and with Eagle Gymnastics since May 2017. He has his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Brazil. He was the Head Coach in Brazil at the University of Passo Fundo and has been coaching in the USA since 2001. Coach Piti was also a former gymnast in Brazil earning numerous State, Regional and National titles.

Coach Piti was a Men's Junior Olympic and Junior Elite coach and his boys earned many National, Regional and State Titles. He can teach any and all levels of gymnastics but his true passion is developing the boys program and to make champions out of these young men. His knowledge is vast and we are honored to have him working with Eagle and the boys team. 

Certifications:
USAG Safety Certified
USAG Professional Member
CPR and First Aid Certified


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Amanda Richardson, Team Coach and Office Administrator

Amanda@eaglegymnastics.com

Amanda joined Eagle in 2011 and brings with her years of experience in gymnastics.  Amanda has coached gymnasts of all ages and abilities from the young preschooler through the competitive gymnast.  Amanda is very organized and structures her classes in a way that all gymnasts get an opportunity to work hard and develop new skills.  Amanda is also one of first ladies that you seen when you enter Eagle Gymnastics. She takes care of the front office and each of our clients to the best of her ability with respect and dignity.

Certifications

USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
USA Professional Member
CPR and First Aid Certified

DCCCD Associate of Science 


Austin Clayton, Boys Team Coach and Recreational Coach


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Bethany Swaney, Recreational Coach

Bethany has been coaching since 2001 and with Eagle since 2007. She is the proud mother of three beautiful children and she brings her love and care as a mother to her classes. Her bright smile and enthusiasm brings so much energy and happiness to each class she teaches.  Bethany loves coaching and helping her athletes soar to new heights! 

 Education

CPR & First Aid Certified

USA Gymnastics Safety Certification

 


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Carol Van Biezen, Owner

carol@eaglegymnastics.com

Carol has been involved with gymnastics since a very young age and trained with the U of C gymnastics and tumbling teams while working on her degree. She represented Canada at the Power Tumbling World Championships in Germany in 1990 with a 3rd place finish and in New Zealand in 1992 with a 5th place finish. She has been coaching many levels of gymnastics and tumbling since 1988 and has helped lead her athletes to many Provincial, District and State titles in tumbling and gymnastics.

Education
Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, 1992.

Certifications

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification and professional member since 1994
  • National Coaching Certification Program of Canada (NCCP) - Level 3 Theory
  • NCCP - Gymnastics - Level 1 & 2
  • NCCP - Trampoline - Level 1 & 2
  • Athletic First Aid & CPR Certified
  • National USA Gymnastics Compulsory Clinic 1996 & 2004
  • National USA Gymnastics Congress - 1996 & 2006
  • Gymnastics Assocation of Texas Seminars
  • KAT - Kinder Accreditation Training for teachers
  • CAT II Judge - Power Tumbling

Charlotte Pearce, Recreational Coach


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Cherie Hawk, Recreational and Office Administrator

Cherie was an elite gymnast and has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and graduated with Magna Cum Laude. She has been coaching since 1995 and with Eagle Gymnastics since May 2017. She has taught all levels of gymnastics and tumbling and trampoline and has also taught cheer, summer camps and XCEL program. 

Cherie has a very sweet demeanor but don't be fooled, she may be tiny but she is mighty. Her expectations are set very high for her students and her students absolutely love how she pushes them to be their best and to reach for the stars. She can teach absolutely anything to anyone. She has an infectious laugh and she her heart is filled with love.

Certifications:
USAG Safety Certified
USAG Professional Member
CPR and First Aid Certified
Safe Sport Certified

 


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Chloe Crow, Recreational Coach

Chloe was a competitive cheerleander and was an NCA National Champion.  She loves helping her young athletes reach their goals and her sweet disposition has made her one of Eagle's favorite coaches. Chloe is in high demand from the parents to teach their kids. She not only teaches her students gymnastics but also how to become and strive to be impressive young individuals. Chloe has been teaching since 2010 but with Eagle since 2012. 

Education

First Aid & CPR Certified.


Conner Franklin, Recreational Coach and Tumbling and Trampoline Judge

Conner has been coaching gymnastics for over 13 years. She has taught in the Lone Star State for her coaching career and has been very busy in learning how to become a stronger coach, challenging herself and becoming a National judge for T & T as well as learned the roles of being the director for Preschool and Recreational programs. Conner also has  had a huge success in the competitive side of T & T and has taught a competitive team to their own championships. 

Conner is very enthusiastic, loving and a coach that truly gets to know her students. If your child is lucky enough to have Coach Conner, they will learn a lot, strive to reach their goals and come out of class excited to come back next week. 


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Drew Collins, Recreational and Tumbling and Trampoline Team Coach

Drew has over 18 years of experience as an athlete and just simply being in the gym. He has been coaching since 2007 and has been at Eagle since November 2016. He has been on the USA National Tumbling and Trampoline team but started out as a gymnast then found another passion in Tumbling. He has travelled to many countries representing USA and is known as the tallest tumbler in the USA. He is CPR and First Aid certified and went to college ofr Liberal Arts. Drew is also a category 2 Tumbling and Trampoline judge and with his knowledge, he passes that along to his students. 

U100 Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
T200 Trampoline & Tumbling Development Coaches Course
T201 Trampoline & Tumbling Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training
T315 Trampoline & Tumbling State Clinic


Emily Goodwin, Recreational Coach


Emily Morrison, Recreational Coach

Emily has only been with Eagle Gymnastics for a short time. She is an experienced cheerleader and also did gymnastics when she was younger. She worked alongside our staff to learn the 'ins and outs' of coaching and caught on very quickly. She has her own classes and she continues to push her students to the best of their ability and to keep them challenged. 

Emily has a very sweet demeanor, is quiet and yet, her students know what is expected and work their best to meet those expectations. 


Gabby Navar, Recreational Coach


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Ginger Fox, Owner

ginger@eaglegymnastics.com

Ginger has a dipoma in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal College in Calgary, AB, Canada and has been coaching gymnastics since 1986. Ginger has coached all levels of gymnasts from the tiny tot to the competitive athlete and has helped lead many gymnasts to District and State titles.

Ginger was also a successful competitive gymnast competing Nationally throughout Canada in artistic gymnastics and Power tumbling. She represented Canada at the World Power Tumbling Championships in New Zealand in 1992 and finished 7th.

Education
Graduate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal College, AB, CANADA, 1993

Certifications

  • National Coaching Certification Program of Canada (NCCP) - Level 3 Theory
  • NCCP - Gymnastics - Level 1 & 2
  • NCCP - Trampoline - Level 1 & 2
  • Athletic First Aid & CPR Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
  • National USA Gymnastics Compulsory Clinic 2004

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Harrison Kaster, Recreational Coach

Harrison been coaching with Eagle Gymnastics as a coach for a couple of years but has been a part of Eagle since he was a gymnast when he was 7 years old. He worked hard in our classes and soon became a member of the boys team for Eagle. He represented himself and Eagle for many years as a gymnast and earned multiple State, Regional and National Championships throughout his gymnastics career. He soon retired from gymnastics and competed in diving in High School. Harrison again also earned many titles in diving and qualified for Texas State Championships placing 11th AA.

Harrison is a very responsible young man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He thrives to learn and he thrives to pass along his knowledge to his students. The students in his classes will not only get a great workout, they will also learn to be responsible with their gymnastics and the choices that they make. 

Certifications:
CPR and First Aid Certification


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Isaac Rowley, Recreational and T & T Team Coach

Isaac has gymnastics in his blood. He has been in the gym for over 14 years and has been a competitive trampolinist for over 7 years. He has been coaching since 2014 and joined our team here at Eagle Gymnastics in December 2016. He has many Tumbling and Trampoline titles to his name at such a young age. He was an optional developmental team member in 2010-2012 and was a World Age Group competitor from 2013-2015. In 2015 he also became a Junior National Champion and team member and is still to this day. 

Certifications: 
Safety Certified
First aid and CPR certified

Athlete Accomplishments
Optional Development Team Member: 2010- 2012
World Age Group Member: 2013-2015
Junior National Champion: 2015
Junior National Team Member: 2015
Pacific Rim Championships: 2016
World Cup Team Member : 2017 in Belarus


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Jared Olsen, Tumbling and Trampoline Team Head Coach

Jared has been coaching since 1993 and started at Eagle Gymnastics in November 2016. He is CPR and First Aid certified and is on the National Tumbling coaching staff since 2009. Throughout his career, he was a tumbler for 19 years and travelled to Portugal, Canda, South Africa, Denmark and Germany representing USA as a National Tumbling and Trampoline Member. He has his Athletic Training Major and loves to help his athletes reach their goals. 

Certifications:
USAG Safety Certified
USAG Professional Member
CPR and First Aid Certified
Safe Sport Certified
Developmental Coach of the Year 2017


Jason Powell, Girls Team Coach

Jason has been coaching for over 20 years and has been with Eagle Gymnastics for 6 years. He has taught all levels of gymnastics from parent and tot to the high competitive gymnasts. He has not only taught in Texas but also Minnesota and Mississippi. He is a very patient coach, he has high goals for his athletes and his laughter is contagious. 


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Jessica Stives, Office Administrator

Jessica joined our team in June 2016 and is the first lady that you see when you come to Eagle Gymnastics Academy. She has played sports all of her life and was an exceptional volleyball player throughout her high school career. She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and is CPR and First Aid certified. She loves what she does and she will do all that she can do to make your experience at Eagle Gymnastics the best that it can be. 


John Bartlett- Boys Team Coach


Kammie Green- Recreational Coach


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Karen Weaver, Recreational Coach

Karen has been coaching since 2006 but has been with Eagle since 2008. Karen is the mother to 4 wonderful children who have all grown up in Eagle. Karen continues to bring her wonderful spirit and positive attitude to the gym which brings so much joy to our programs.  She works hard to help all of her gymnasts excel and is an excellent addition to our staff.

Communications Major from Baylor University
CPR and First Aid Certifications


Katie Weaver, Recreational Coach

Katie has been with Eagle since she was 5 years old and worked hard through the program and became a competitive Level 6 gymnast. She took home numerous titles and has since hung up her grips and is now coaching young gymnasts on their hopes and dreams.

Katie has been coaching for a couple of years and has truly excelled quickly. She is a very patient coach and truly understands where her athletes are coming from. She relates well with each age and level and the kids are drawn to her as a coach.

She is a junior in high school and we cannot wait to see what she accomplishes next in her life. 


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Lauren Dehls, Recreational and Girls Team Coach

Lauren was a Level 9 gymnast herself and is currently attending college. She has been with Eagle since March 2017. Lauren was one of main coaches for summer camps and on some days she had more fun than the campers did, She is still a kid at heart! Lauren is a very positive young lady who has the best interest at heart for her students. She sees the potential in every child and strives to help them reach their goals. If your child is placed in Lauren's class, she will make sure that your child is performing the skills safely and correctly

Certifications:
Safety Certified
CPR and First Aid Certified
Safe Sport Certified.


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Mark Burnett, Boys Team Head Coach

mark@eaglegymnastics.com

Mark attended Houston Baptist University on a gymnastics scholarship and has been coaching since 1985.  He has been with Eagle since 2006 and is the Head Coach of our boys program.  Mark enjoys coaching our young budding Olympians is committed to coaching his gymnasts to be true Eagles - they develop amazing leadership skills as they soar higher with their gymnastics.  Mark has also coached cheerleading and baseball, and is a vital part of Eagle's programs.

Education
Houston Baptist University

Certifications

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
  • CPR & First Aid
  • USA Gymnastics Meet Director
  • Continuing education clinics through USA Gymnastics & Texas Mens Gymnastics Association

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Myke Saylor, Recreational Coach & Home School program coordinator

Myke@eaglegymnastics.com

Myke has been coaching gymnastics since 1991 and we are happy to have her energy and enthusiasm here at Eagle!  Myke was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader and strives to help her young gymnasts reach their goals. She coordinates all of our homeschool open gym programs and enjoys connecting with the families that she teaches. She is the mother of two children and enjoys volunteering with her Church Youth Group.

Education
University of Texas, Dallas - Communications, Arts & Humanities

Certifications

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
  • GAT Conferences Annually 1996-2010
  • CPR & First Aid
  • USAG Compulsory training camps - 2005, 2009
  • TOPS training camp - 2000
  • USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Level 1
  • Category 3 Judge for tumbling and trampoline

Nicole Torres, Recreational Coach


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Susan Stringfellow, Recreational Coach

Susan is the sweetest young lady that you will ever meet. She wears her heart on her sleeve and she will do anything that she can for your child to make sure that their experience is a positive one. She has been at Eagle Gymnastics since July 2014 and is a Senior Elite Trampolinist at Eagle. She is CPR and First Aid certified and is graduating high school this year. 


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Tina Rawlins, Recreational & Girls Team Coach, Kindergym & Special Events Coordinator

Tina@eaglegymnastics.com

Tina has taught all levels of gymnastics since 1993, from the tiny tot through the competitive level athlete.  She is also certified as a personal trainer and her committment to teaching strong, technical gymnastics makes her a valuable part of Eagle's staff.  Tina joined Eagle in July 2009 and coordinates our Preschool Program as well as coaches our recreational and competitive programs.

Certifications

  • IFPA Personal Training Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Continuing education courses through IFPA and USA Gymnastics
    CPR and First aid certified

USA GYMNASTICS UNIVERSITY

  • Safety Certification
  • KAT - Kinder Accredition for Teachers
  • U100 - Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
  • U103 Gymnastics Fitness
  • U200 Development Coaches Course
  • U310 - USA Gymnastics Region 3 Congress - 2006 & 2013
  • U202 - Women's Meet Director
  • W300 - Womens Junior Olympic Coaches Course
  • W400 - Womens National Coaches Course

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Velvet Jones, Girls Head Team Coach

velvet@eaglegymnastics.com

Velvet was a competitive gymnast and began coaching in 1998 and has been a vital part of Eagle's programs since 2005.  Her energy and enthusiasm keep her gymnasts busy and committed to making great progress each week!   Velvet loves to sing and we get to hear her talents as she sings the National Anthem when we host our Eagle events.

Education
Austin College, Double major in Chemistry & Music 2005

Certifications:

USA GYMNASTICS UNIVERSITY

  • Safety Certification
  • Meet Director Certification
  • Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Junior Olympic Team Coach
  • Women's Artistic Gymnastics - National Coach
  • U200 - Development Coaches Course: Sport Science
  • U310 - Region 3 Congress
  • W400 - National Coaches Course
  • MELPD - Movement Education & Lesson Plan Development
  • Kinder Accreditation in Teaching
  • National Elite Coaching Clinic, 2009
  • National Congress Coaching Courses, 2006

CPR  and First Aid Certified

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