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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 White, 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 


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Anthony Stroud, Recreational and Team Coach

Anthony has over 12 years of experience as a gymnast both at Eagle Gymnastics and also in Houston. He started his career here at Eagle as a recreational gymnast and it so humbling to see that he is now an exceptional coach and is passing along his knowledge to his students. He was a part of the Junior Olympic National Champion Team placing 1st in 2016. He is CPR and First Aid certified and your child will love having him as their coach. 


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Ashleigh Dehls, Recreational Coach

Ashleigh started teaching at Eagle Gymnastics in January 2016. She has been coaching since 2013 and was a gymnast for 13 years and a competitive gymnast for 8 years. Ashleigh also did competitive cheer for 3 years and loves teaching. She is CPR and First Aid certified and is attending college.


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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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Brian Bishop, Recreational and Boys Team Coach

Brian recently moved to the Frisco area from El Paso. He is studying Kinesiology and has a passion to pass on his knowledge onto his students. He was a gymnast for over 2 years and has been coaching for 3 years. He has taught all levels and abilities of gymnasts from age 2 years of age to the older gymnast. He is very patient and has a funny side to him as well. He loves to encourage his gymnasts to be the best that they can be and to reach to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves. 

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


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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

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Cherie Hawk, Recreational Coach

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.


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Collin Wallick, Head T & T Team Coach

Collin@eaglegymnastics.com

Collin was a competitive gymnast and acheived the level of Senior Elite for Trampoline and Junior Elite for Tumbling as an athlete.  He has been coaching since 1999 and enjoys helping his athletes learn new skills and reach their potential in this great sport.

Education

USA Gymnastics Safety Certification

USA Gymnastics Professional Member

CPR and First Aid Certified


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Courtney Hooper, Recreational & Girls Team Coach, Choreographer

Courtney@eaglegymnastics.com

Courtney has been coaching with Eagle since 2006.  She was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader and is a 6 time NCA National Cheer Champion and 1 time World Champion.  She has a passion for gymnastics and choreography and continues to learn as much as she can to develop her coaching skills to help her athletes reach great heights!

Education

Graduate of University of Texas, Arlington, Major:Advertising Minor: English

Certifications

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
  • CPR Certified

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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


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Garrett Hughes, Recreational Coach

Garrett has become a part of our staff since January 2017. He was a gymnast with us when he was younger, he then moved away and continued his gymnastics career. He became the 2x junior Olympic National Champion on pommel horse and attended 7 Regional Championships and won in 2015. He is a junior in high school and has huge aspirations and goals for his future. He is CPR certified and First Aid certified. All in all he has been involved in gymnastics for over 11 years and hopes to pass on his knowledge to his students the best way that he can. 


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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 just started with Eagle Gymnastics as a coach 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 Certificaion


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Jared Olsen, Tumbling and Trampoline Team 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


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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. 


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Jorge Franco, Girls Team Coach

Jorge has been coaching gymnastics since 1992 and has taught all levels and abilities. He has taught preteam girls to Level 9 along with TAAF and XCEL. He can also teach any and all levels of recreational gymnastics from parent and tot to advanced gymnasts and tumblers.

Jorge was a competitive gymnast through Level 8. He was a four time floor, vault and pbar champion. He also qualifed for State and Regional Championships. As a former gymnast, he has the ability to not only understand the sport but can also relate to the gymnasts with what they experience on a daily basis. He has high expectaions for his gymnasts and with that they usually meet those standards. He will work hard to help his gymnasts achieve their goals and he also has a good balance of pushing the girls to be the best that thay can be but also allowing them to be girls and to enjoy the fun things that happen in the gym at workouts. 

Certifications:
Dahan Institute of Massage Therapy
USAG Safety Certified
USAG Professional Member
CPR and First Aid Certified


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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


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Lauren Dehls, Recreational 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

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Sarah Ellis, Office Administrator

Sarah is fairly new to the Eagle Gymnastics staff. She was in cheerleading for 6 years and was a competitive cheerleader for 4 years. She was also named National Champion in 2011. Sarah was a nanny for two years and is attending college for psychology. Sarah will assist you in any and all needs for administrative duties and she will always greet you with a smile. 


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Stephen Mathis, Boys Team Coach

Stephen was a member of USA Armed Forces and besides coaching gymnastics, he enjoys coaching swimming and training dogs.  Stephen has been helping athletes soar higher at Eagle since 2007 and has been coaching since 2000. He is an integral part of how our boys team have earned numerous North State and State Championships.

Education
Collin County Community College

Certifications

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification
  • CPR & First aid

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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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Zach Thomas, Recreational Coach

Zach has been coaching since 2016 but has been a part of Eagle since 2005. Zach started out as a gymnast in classes and worked hard and earned a spot on the competitve boys team. He represented Eagle and his family in many competitions and took home many State, Regional and National titles. He earned a spot on the International Team cup event finals in Level 10 on rings in 2017, was a member of the Junior Olympic Nationals

Zach has been coaching for only a short time, but he is mature and knowledgable beyond his years. He has a good balance of keeping his students active, challenged and striving to be their best. He has a great sense of humor and his students truly look up to him. 

CPR and First Aid Certified

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