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Oconee Gymnastics | Athens GA Gymnastics
"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:8
INTRODUCING OUR STAFF...ONLY THE BEST!
Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer proudly boasts one of the most experienced staff in the state! Collectively, the OGC staff boasts well over 100 years of gymnastics, tumbling and cheer experience.
Coach Kat & Company
Allison Blount Bodin
Team Coach, National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges
Special Needs Coach
Ansley Tiller Christopher
Former UK Gymnast, Team Coach, Madison County High School Gymnastics Coach
Pre-College Ashley won the 2004 and 2001 Level 10 Georgia State All-Around championship, placing first on the vault and floor... 2004 Region 8 vault and floor champion... Two-time Junior Olympic qualifier, placing third on the floor in both appearances...
Former Gymdog, Team
Former NCAA coach the past 3 seasons with 12 years of club experience which included two years at OGC where she started our team with 6 gymnasts.
Prior to OGC she coached several level 10 regional championships qualifiers, including three-year (2007-09) Junior Olympic National Championships qualifier Lindsey Cheek. Cheek went on to earn a scholarship to Georgia. Bridget also mentored gymnasts to the level 9 Eastern National Championships.
Former Gymdog, Choreography & Sub
Team & Tumbling Coach Dorothy has a gymnastics background that spans 26 years. She competed through L8 at Rome Gymnastics and was a UGA competition cheerleader. She has coached gymnastics and cheerleading for the last 16 years, everything from infant through adult age-groups at various skill levels. Most recently she was one of the Level 5-6 coaches at ACGA.
An Olympic Coach with too many accolades to list. MANY young gymnasts Elena worked with eventually went on to receive full collegiate scholarships throughout the US. She has worked with NUMEROUS Renown World Class Elite Gymnasts trained for Collegiate Gymnastics, Nationals, Worlds & the Olympics. She coached 5 Olympians in her career as well as coaching Elite Gymnast Kytra Hunter to the National Team & the 2009 World Championships. Kytra is currently a gymnast for the Florida Gators.
Grace Taylor Johnson
Former Gymdog, Pre-team & Choreographey
Coach Gerg has been been personally involved with the sport of cheer and tumbling for more than 25 years. Gerg has more than 15 years of coaching experience teaching tumbling, stunting, All-Stars, and game-ready cheerleading in every age group up through collegiate levels. He has extensive training in spotting techniques for both tumbling and stunting, focusing on safety, regardless of skill level.
Seven U.S. National Team Members, Elite and Level 10
Level 10 National Floor Champion
Level 10 National All Around Champion
USAIGC Open Division National All Around Champion
Over 70 All Around State and Regional Champions, Region 5 and Region 8
Fifteen Years USAG Clinician
Clinician, US Olympic Training Center
Nominated Rookie Coach of the Year, United States Elite Coaches Association
Former NCAA Gymnastics Coach, University of Pittsburgh
Recipient, USAG Leadership Award
Former NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Personal Trainer (IDEA)
Widely published writer, including USAG and IG magazines.
OGC Athens Director
Former Nebraska Cornhusker, Team, Classes
Pre-team & Classes
Former Gymdog and Gymdog Team Manager, Pre-team, Team & Choreography
Boys Classes and Tumbling Coach
Patti's daughters, Ashley & Courtney, were Highly Decorated Gymdogs. Courtney was a Bronze &Silver Medalist in the 2004 Olympics. Patty is a Preschool, Class & Pre-team Coach.
Sharon has taught gymnastics for 36 years, 19 of those were with Cincinnati Gymnastics, one of the top gyms in the country, with Olympian and Hall of Fame Inductee Mary Lee Tracy. Not only has Sharon coached many champions, both Sharon’s daughters, Karin and Krisiti, were on the National Team as well as former Gym Dogs. Karin Lichey was the only Gym Dog in history to score a perfect 40.