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Staff

Coaches & Staff

Conroe Staff

Derrick 

Position: Owner

Coaching since: 1992

Education: Numerous educational conferences (National Congress, GAT, mini Gymnastics clinics), Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge, USAG Professional Member since 1993, First Aid, CPR, & Wilderness Survival First Aid certified

Accomplishments: Established Maximum Athletics in 2003, joined Gymnastics Association of Texas in 2011, Board Member of GAT in 2014, Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow (Honor Society of Scouts)

Hobbies: Spending time with my sons, camping, & hiking

Wes 

Position: Conroe Gym Manager

At Maximum Since: 2016

Coaching Background: Sam Houston State University, YMCA of Conroe

Education:  BA Corporate Fitness, Certified Teacher (K-12), Certified Physical Education Teacher (K-12)

Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking

Lori 

Position: Office Manager

At Maximum Since: 2018

Education: B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing

Hobbies: Cooking, shopping, football

Dana 

Position: Team & Rec Coach

At Maximum Since:  2019

Coaching Since: 1990

Gymnastics Experience: Former Competitive Gymnast

Hobbies: Dog foster and rescuer

Will

Position: Rec Coach

Frank 

Position: Team & Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: 2003

Coaching since: 1960

Gymnastics Experience: started in 1949 

Education: Degree of Physical Education & Major in Gymnastics from the College in Bucharest, Romania

Hobbies: Painting

Anya

Position: Rec Coach

Stacy

Position: Rec Coach

The Woodlands Staff

Angie 

Position: Woodlands Gym Manager/Preschool Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, sewing, and roadtripping, hiking, horseback riding

Adam 

Position: Girls Optional Team Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 2010

Gymnastics Experience: started in 1993 (Competitve Gymnast)

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with a major in Gymnastics from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. 

Certifications: USAG Professional Member, USAG Safety Certified, Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certified.

Hobbies: Working out and watching sports.

Melinda 

Position: Girls Compulsory Team Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 2011

Gymnastics Experience: Started in 1996 (Competitive Gymnast)

Education: Attending Sam Houston State University for a degree in Business Administration

Certifications: USAG Professional Member, USAG Safety Certified, Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certified.

Hobbies: Reading, working out, and spending time with her family.

Emily

Position: Girls Xcel Team Coordinator

At Maximum Since: 2018

Coaching Since: 2019

Gymnastics Experience: Gymnast 1979-1990 and 1996-1998, Cheerleader 1991-1995

Education: Attended Southwest Texas State University

Cerifications: Certified Holy Yoga Instructor

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, kayaking, working out, gardening, junior league of The Woodlands volunteer

Iryna 

Position: Girls Team Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2000

Gymnastics Experience: Member of Belarus National Team 1996-2000

Education: Degree in Physical Culture & Sport from the Belarusian State University

Hobbies: Reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends

Andrea 

Position: Pre-School Coach

At Maximum Since: 2015

Coaching Since: 1992

Education: Bachelor Degree in Spanish with a Minor in Business from the University of Oklahoma

Hobbies: Working out, martial arts, football and traveling

Monique 

Position: Girls Xcel Team Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017

Coaching Since: 2015

Education: Current student at Arizona State University studying Integrative Health 

Hobbies: Yoga, nature walks, reading, candle making, gardening  gymnastics, and hanging out with family

Cassie 

Position: Front Desk Associate

At Maximum Since: 2019

Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading

Grace

Position: Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: May 2021

Education: AA Criminal Justice - Lone Star

Hobbies: Sketching, swimming, excercising, learning

Sam

Position: Cheer and Rec Coach

At Maximum Since: 2017, 2020

Coaching Since: 2017

Education: Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science 

Cerifications: CPR/BLS and First Aid Certified

Hobbies: Reading and drinking coffee 

Lindsay

Position: Aerial Silks Coach

Maryann

Position: Aerial Silks Coach

At Maximum Since: 2019

Coaching Since: 2011

Education: Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

Cerifications: Yoga Teacher Training Certifications

Hobbies: Yoga, swimming, running, biking, travel, water sports

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