Trampoline & Tumbling Names World Championships Coaches
posted on 04/03/2003

Joy Umenhofer, Brad Davis and Dr. George Drew were named on Wednesday as head coaches of the 2003 Trampoline & Tumbling World Championships Team. The T&T World Championships will be held Oct. 17-19 in Hannover, Germany.

They are Joy Umenhofer, Pocatello, Idaho, Trampoline, Brad Davis, Lubbock, Texas, Tumbling and Dr. George Drew, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Double Mini Trampoline.

"The Program Committee felt that naming the coaches early in the year would give them an opportunity to work with the elite coaches to produce the best possible teams for World Championships," said Senior Program Director Ann Sims. "The coaches are all very committed to giving the USA the best chance to medal in Germany. These are excellent coaches, who have the ability to bring a diverse group of athletes, and their coaches, together as a team."

Umenhofer, of Pocatello, Idaho, is the National Team Coordinator for USAG Trampoline & Tumbling and owns the Elite Performance gym in Pocatello. Umenhofer has produced numerous National Team members, including six-time National Champion Ryan Weston, and will lead the team's Trampoline squad.

Davis, of Lubbock, Texas, who will train the World Championships Tumbling squad, owns and coaches at Ready-Set-Go/Air Extreme in Lubbock. He is a former World Championship silver medalist in tumbling, and currently coaches Casey Finley - bronze medalist in the 2002 World Cup final.

Dr. Drew, of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a emergency room physician who also coaches the West Michigan Flying Tigers in Grand Rapids. Drew, coach the Double Mini Trampoline, previously coached two members of the 1999 bronze medal winning Double Mini team, Josh Vance and Keith Douglas.

T&T became an Olympic discipline at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.