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05: '88-'90 Gymnastics Coach by Mind Map: 05:
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05: '88-'90 Gymnastics Coach

Began a Competitive Boy's Team

significant event

The gym nest gymnastics camp

Learned technique

Gymnastics world

Made contact with future partner

Coached swimming during summer

Would use this experience later


Babtist Student Union - President




Bachelor's in Psychology - Augusta College - 1989

Augusta University


Personal Adjustment, Self-Awareness, Time Management

Behavior Modification, Boys were so much more active than girls. If it were not for my Psychology classes I would not have been successful in learning how to control behavior, Motivation, 1. Identify behavior to increase or decrease, 2. Make a formal agreement (verbal or written contract), 3. Schedule of reinforcement

Psychology & Gymnastics

Graduated and took full time job as staff associate

Also swimming, weight training, volleyball


Significant Event - Injured Athlete

The YMCA did not have a men's high bar

I coordinated with another gym to let me bring my team over and use their bar

It was the first time I tried to teach a "giant swing"

I had not had much training

the first boy i chose to try the skill was my smallest team member who was very strong.

i figured that i could safely spot him through the skill

unfortunately, due to my lack of knowledge in how to spot, the boys flew out of my hands and landed halfway off the mat and halfway on the concrete.

thankfully, he suffered only a sprained wrist

this was the event that led me understand that if I were going to continue to coach I would have to get the proper training

Although I was happy to have a decent job right out of college, I realized that I would not really be able to pursue coaching where I was due to the lack of experience. I felt that my future was limited at the YMCA so I made a decision to go back to school and work on my masters degree in Psychology. I also wanted to take an available part-time job with another gym where I could still enjoy coaching and I knew that I would get really good training in case I wanted to continue in a coaching career

I took a job with AGTC.

Augusta Gymnastics Training Center

Owner: Jones Butler, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care"

Most all of the boy's that I was coaching also joined A.G.T.C. as they could get higher level training as well

Mentor: Nick Brancheau

Athlete: Jay Thornton

Member of U.S.A. Olympic Team Staff

Trained me as his assistant coach for about two years

I was able to Study the daily training regiment of many high level athletes including Jay Thornton


I managed to get in one semester of graduate school but I really did not want to continue in school any longer

My passion was clearly in the gym

I loved both coaching and management

I came up with a plan and proposed it to my boss

Pay me a very small salary plus 1.00 per child per week

this would allow me to pursue a career in both management and coaching