INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9, 2014 – USA Gymnastics today announced that three-time World medalist Amy McDonald of Allen, Texas, has been named program manager for trampoline and tumbling. McDonald, who has been a member of the trampoline and tumbling community as an athlete, coach and administrator, will oversee the Junior Olympic program and manage day-to-day operations of the trampoline and tumbling program. McDonald will begin working in the national office in February 2015 and joins the trampoline and tumbling program staff of Dr. George Drew, who will run the program as director, and Catherine Cabral-Marotta, who is the high performance coordinator.
In addition to overseeing the Junior Olympic program, McDonald will also work closely with Drew and Cabral-Marotta on various aspects of the trampoline and tumbling program, including event logistics, national team administration and serving the community.
McDonald currently is the head coach and program director for trampoline and tumbling at Eagle’s Wings Athletics in Allen, where she has worked since 2007. She began as an assistant team and recreational coach and was promoted to the trampoline and tumbling director in 2009 and added the head coaching position in 2010. McDonald trains the 26-athlete team and manages a 10-coach staff. She has worked as the personal coach for several top athletes, including World Age Group Competitions team members Isaac Rowley and Hope Bravo and the reigning U.S. women’s tumbling champion Yuliya Brown. McDonald was part of the national double mini-trampoline coaching staff at the 2013 World Age Group Competitions. Additionally she has served as the North Texas trampoline and tumbling technical director, which involves managing and assigning judges, since 2010 and was a member of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Committee from 2009-14.