USA Gymnastics announces junior men’s national coaching staff for 2015-18
posted on 12/22/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 22, 2014 – USA Gymnastics Men’s Program has selected the members of the Junior National Coaching Staff 2015-18. The Junior National Coaching Staff is ultimately responsible for properly preparing junior gymnasts to perform at the highest level in international competition, as well as serve as a resource for the state and regional levels.

The staff’s responsibilities include: attending U.S. Junior National Team training camps as assigned; serving as a clinicians, coach, group leader and resource for other coaches; attending, evaluating and presenting at the Future Stars National Championships and National Coaches Workshop; and providing direction, education and coordination of the technical aspects of regional and state camps and coaching workshops. For the complete list of goals and responsibilities, go to Section VI of the Rules and Policies.-

The coaches on the Junior National Coaching staff are listed below in alphabetical order.
Yin Alvarez, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics
Chuck Chmelka, Lincoln, Neb./Nebraska School of Gymnastics
Jim Hisey, Tallahassee, Fla./Gym Force Gymnastics
Nikolai Korepanov, Tallahassee, Fla./Gym Force Gymnastics
Adam Lomax, Menifee, Calif./SCEGA Gymnastics
Lorenzo Macaluso, Belchertown, Mass.
Tom Meadows, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy
Vince Miller, Dublin, Calif./West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Mike Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Kevin Preston, Laurel, Md./Paragon Boy's Team
Mike Serra, Laurelville, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics
Juha Tanskanen, Howell, Mich./Michigan Elite Gym Academy
Andriy Stepanchenko, Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Yuejin Sun, San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Gymnastics
Gene Watson, Carmel, Ind./Interactive Gymnastics
Brandy Wood, Rio Rancho, N.M./Eagle Ridge Gymnastics
Marc Yancey, Richmond, Texas/Fun & Fitness Gymnastics
Bob Young, Olympia, Wash./Black Hills Gymnastics

In addition, Joy Umenhofer of Huntsville, Ala./Matrix Gymnastics, is the trampoline specialist, and Nancy Spielkamp of Palmer Lake, Colo., is the presentation/dance specialist on the Junior National Team Coaching Staff.

In accordance with the Rules and Policies, the Junior National Coaching Staff is selected by Dennis McIntyre, vice president of men’s program; Dusty Ritter, Junior Olympic coordinator; and Kevin Mazeika, men’s national team coordinator.