2020 Greatmats Annual National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Contest

By Created: June, 2017 - Modified: December, 2023

Want to honor a gymnastics coach for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the Annual National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats 6th Annual National Award Series, is designed to recognize Gymnastics Coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their athletes and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate

To nominate the coach for this award, visit the contest page or email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Oct. 26, 2020. Nominators will not be identified.
  1. Coach's Name
  2. Name and Address of the School, Gym, Organization, Etc. (Must be located in the USA)
  3. A brief description of why you are nominating this coach, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
  4. A photo and/or video of the Coach

How the winner is chosen:

  1. Voting will take place on the contest page Nov. 2-16, 2020. The two gymnastics coaches with the most votes will be named grand prize finalists.
  2. Greatmats will interview the two finalists to determine the winner


Grand Prize:
  1. $250 in Greatmats Products for the School
  2. National Dance Instructor of the Year Certificate
  1. Runner Up: $150 in Greatmats Products
  2. Third Prize: $100 in Greatmats Products
  3. 4th-10th Place: $50 Greatmats Coupon toward purchases of $200 or more

Voting Instructions:

Visit the contest page during the voting period to vote for this year's National Gymnastics Coach of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Gymnastics Coach you'd like to win. Each voter can vote once. Feel free to share the ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote.

Greatmats Gymnastics Coach Of The Year History

More than 28,300 votes were cast for gymnastics coaches in the first three years of the contest which is part of the 6th Annual Greatmats National Award Series which honors instructors, trainers and coaches who have made a positive difference in their communities and the lives of their students.

Greatmats is a national gymnastics flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

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Read about the previous winners of the award:

Past Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Nominees


Rilee Sauer - Gold Medal Gymnastics, Chandler (2016)


Valorie Kondos Field - University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles (2018)


Patty Chizmar - Panastics - Panama City (2019)
Blain Fowler - Panhandle Perfection Gymnastics - Gulf Breeze & Pensacola (2018)


Mysti Oglesby - Zenit Gymnastics, Canton (2016)
Melinda Leigh Schmidt - Champion Gymnastics, Hinesville (2016)
Shannon Purcell - Rhythm Academy Dance Company, Toccoa (2016)


Rick Bonnell - Mountain West Gymnastics - Boise (2019)


Addison Sawyer - Viking Gymnastics and Dance - Niles (2019)
Chris and Larry Ward - Geneseo Community Center - Geneseo (2018)
Dawn Gaines - Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale (2016)


Bernadette Wagner - Shawnee Mission School District - Shawnee Mission (2018)


Mallory West - Olathe East High School - Olathe (2019)
Kelsie Hill - Competitive Edge Gymnastics, Taylorsville (2016)
Michael Crowe - Excel Gymnastics, Richmond (2016)


Clara Gulino - Gymnastics Plus, Slidell (2016)


Trista Polseno - R&R Gymnastics - Shrewsbury (2018)
Brianna Delucia - Gymnastics and More, Woburn (2016)
Andreea Toth - Brestyan's Gymnastics, Burlington (2016)


Gina Van Deinse, Jennifer Van Deinse, Kelly Van Deinse - Grand Traverse Bay Gymnastics, Traverse City (2016)


Steve Zamzo - Detroit Lakes High School - Detroit Lakes (2018)


Cassie Rice - Gymcats - Henderson (2018)

New Hampshire

Gail Goodspeed - University of New Hampshire - Durham (2019)

New Jersey

Lauren Pellecchia-Kupiec - Washington Township High School (2019)
Donna Foudy - Aeon Fitness and Gymnastics - Hillsdale (2019)

New York

Colleen Merchant - Bright Raven Gymnastics - Rochester (2019)
Kaity Germer - Hampton Gymnastics East - Long Island (2018)
Bobby Piehler - ACE Gymnastics, Albany (2016)


K.J. Kindler - Oklahoma University - Norman (2019)
Mark Williams - University of Oklahoma - Norman (2018)


Misty Lloyd Mathews - Central Ohio Gymnastics - Lewis Center (2018)


BettyLou Hadley-Laird - Havorford Area YMCA Gymnastics, Rosemont (2016)
Lori Dexter - Northeast Gymnastics Academy, Hanover Township (2016)

South Dakota

Audra Rew - Mitchell High School - Mitchell (2018)


Joe and Chrissy Cronin - Gymnastics Sports Center - Wichita Falls (2019)
Missy Seyler - Southlake Gymnastics Academy, Southlake (2016)


Aimee Walker Pond - Champions Sports Center - Lehi (2019)


Brandon Sloan - Dynamic Gymnastics - Lynchburg (2018)


Katie Moore - Franklin High School - Franklin (2018)


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