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Greatmats Annual National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Contest

National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Nomination Accepted Each Oct.

Congratulations to Steve Zamzo of Detroit Lakes (Minnesota) High School for being named the 2018 Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year! Read about Steve and fellow National Gymnastics Coach of the Year finalist Valorie Kondos Field.

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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 4th 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 Nov. 1, 2018. 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 from Nov. 15 through Nov. 29, 2018. The two gymnastics coaches with the most votes will be named finalists.
  2. Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
    1. Demonstration of Service
    2. Demonstration of Integrity
    3. Demonstration of Quality

Grand Prize

  1. $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for affiliated facility
  2. Coach/school profile to be released with the announcement of the winner on Dec. 14, 2018.
  3. National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Certificate

More than 5,300 votes were cast in the first two years of the contest which is part of the 4th 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.

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. The two gymnastics coaches with the most votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner (scroll down to see prizes) based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

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.

View all of Greatmats' gymnastics mats at http://www.greatmats.com/gymnastic-mats.php.

All media submissions, including text, photos and videos become property of Greatmats.

Read about the previous winner of the award:


2016 National Gymnastics Coach of the Year - Rilee Sauer

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Past Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year Nominees



Arizona


Rilee Sauer - Gold Medal Gymnastics, Chandler (2016)

California


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

Florida


Blain Fowler - Panhandle Perfection Gymnastics - Gulf Breeze & Pensacola (2018)

Georgia


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

Illinois


Chris and Larry Ward - Geneseo Community Center - Geneseo (2018)
Dawn Gaines - Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale (2016)

Kansas


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

Kentucky


Kelsie Hill - Competitive Edge Gymnastics, Taylorsville (2016)
Michael Crowe - Excel Gymnastics, Richmond (2016)

Louisiana


Clara Gulino - Gymnastics Plus, Slidell (2016)

Massachusetts


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

Michigan


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

Minnesota


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

Nevada


Cassie Rice - Gymcats - Henderson (2018)

New York


Kaity Germer - Hampton Gymnastics East - Long Island (2018)
Bobby Piehler - ACE Gymnastics, Albany (2016)

Oklahoma


Mark Williams - University of Oklahoma - Norman (2018)

Ohio


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

Pennsylvania


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)

Texas


Missy Seyler - Southlake Gymnastics Academy, Southlake (2016)

Virginia


Brandon Sloan - Dynamic Gymnastics - Lynchburg (2018)

Wisconsin


Katie Moore - Franklin High School - Franklin (2018)

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