Meet the Staff!
Years Coaching: 11 years
I have been involved with gymnastics my entire life. I grew up a competitive gymnast in Rock Hill and was a cheerleader through high school. I coached gymnastics in Columbia while earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design at the University of South Carolina. I have taught all recreational and speciality classes and coached Excel Bronze, Silver, and Gold. I have five children, all of whom have taken gymnastics. My youngest daughter, Wellesley, is currently a level 10 at Rock Hill Gymnastics and inspired the desire to own the gym. My oldest daughter, Amelia, is currently a junior at USC but during her summer and days off, she works at RHG as a substitute coach and special events. My oldest son, Hamilton, is assistant director of our After School Program and Summer Camp.
Small Business Owner since graduating University of South Carolina in 1992. Worked at Bank of America for many years. Been involved in gymnastics for most of his adult life supporting his wife Peggy and his daughters' gymnastics careers. Became co-owner of Rock Hill Gymnastics in 2019.
Years Coaching: 17
I have been coaching gymnastics since 2003, starting at the recreational level and quickly moving to the competitive team. I, along with my husband, have coached dozens of State and Regional champions in the levels 3-10. In my spare time, I love hanging with my kiddos and going to Crossfit to stay healthy. Leading by example is very important to me.
Fav Event: balance beam, but I love compulsory gymnastics on all events.
Something she can't live without: COFFEE
Years Coaching: 20 years
I have been coaching gymnastics for 20 years. Throughout these years I have coached many state, regional, national, and collegiate level gymnasts. I am a very high energy coach with a lot of passion for all my athletes. When I am not at the gym coaching or at home lesson planning, I enjoy hanging out with my wife and kids. I love any type of workout/exercise, and woodworking. Throughout high school, I was a four sport all American athlete playing soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Degree in Computer and Electronic Technology. Named 2016 South Carolina Optional Coach of the Year. CPR/AED Certified, Safe Sport Certified
Fav Event: Beam and Bars
Something I could not live without - Music
Boys Head Coach
Years Coaching: 7 years
I was a gymnast for 10 years and competed through Level 10. I was state and/or regional champion 5 times during my career. I started coaching competitive boys team in 2013 while also helping with the girls program. So far, I have led the boys team to six team state titles.
Fav Event: Floor
Something he can't live without: French Fries... Gotta have them every single day!!
Boys and Tumbling Coach
I was a gymnast and athlete of the national team of Venezuela for 4 years. I was a participant of different national and international championships. Also, a student at the European University of the Atlantic and the European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, international courses in kinesiology, cupping, acupuncture and CPR.
Years Coaching: 1 year
I love coaching ninja because I love to see the boys and girls progress and have fun. It is nice to see their personalities blossom.
Something she can't live without: My phone!
Beginner, compulsory, and Xcel Bronze Coach
Years Coaching:30 years
Nurturing the love of gymnastics in every child she coaches is her passion and watching them grow in the sport is very rewarding. Beth has three children, one of which was a high level gymnast, so she understands the concerns of a team parent as well. Beth is safety and CPR certified.
Fav Event: Beam to caoch, floor to watch
Something she can't live without: gum!
- Coach Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Team of Venezuela.Coach of the men's Artistic Gymnastics Junior and top flight. Venezuela and Intermittent Coach Selection of Venezuela and Coordinator of graduate teaching physical education in the University (UPEL) Venezuela. 1990-2014. Professor of Physical Education and Sport (UPEL) Venezuela. 1990-2012. Doctor of Education Sciences (University of Santa Maria), Venezuela. 2006. Doctor in Theology. USA-Venezuela, 2004 Specialist swimming and gymnastics.(UPEL) Venezuela. 2004. Master of Theology.. USA-Venezuela 2003.Bachelor of Theology. USA-Venezuela, 2001.Master of Educational Research. Graduated from the Pedagogical University, 1998. Professor of Physical Education and Sport of the University(UPEL) Venezuela.1987-2012. General Training Course in Applied Sport Sciences held in the INEFC in Barcelona 2013. Acupuncture Doctor.
Xcel and Rec Coach
Years Coaching: 3 years
I did competitive gymnastics for 12 years from the age of 5-17. Competed in both the Excel Program and Compulsory/Optional Program. Retired from gymnastics as a Level 8/Diamond. During competitive years, held several state championships and went to Regionals twice. Was on the State Team as a level 7.Began coaching at the age of 15 primarily in preschool classes. Coaching competitive team for the first time this year as a Silver Coach as well as continuing to coach rec classes - preschool, intermediate, and advanced.
Fav Event: Floor
Something she can't live without: Phone
Level 4 and 5 Coach
Destiny Farrell is originally from Rock Hill, SC and has returned after receiving her Master’s in Kinesiology with a specialization in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Destiny has coached gymnastics for almost a decade and has coached in North and South Carolina. She has experience coaching a variety of areas in gymnastics such as pre-school, ninja classes, and team. Destiny previously competed gymnastics for us and coached both excel and compulsory teams. Outside of gymnastics Destiny uses her education and training to consult with exercisers, sport teams, and athletes to help increase their mental performance.
Rec, Tumbling, and Pre-Team Coach
Years Coaching: 11 years
I started coaching in high school where I was an assistant coach/athlete for our track and field team. During that time, we were runner up state champions in 2011 and State Champions in 2012. After high school I began coaching gymnastics. I currently coach boys and girls recreational classes, tumbling, and pre-team. Coaching is something that brings me so much satisfaction. The impact I get to have on my students and vice versa is something that brings my life a joy I have never felt.
Favorite event - Rings
Can't live without Coaching itself.
Years Coaching: 35 multiple sports - 15 gymnastics
I have coached all levels of gymnastics including Speciality Teams, Pre Team, Compulsory, Excel, and Optional with many state and regional champions. I most enjoy coaching young talent and entry level team because I love to share my enthusiasm for the sport and watch as their passions grows as they learn new skills and experience success.
Fav Event: Beam
Something she can't live without: Chapstick